Larry Mantle |

Silly and Funny

I have to admit to being surprised when our "Film Week" critics, Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan, praised "The Hangover" as a very funny movie. One of the things I appreciate about our critics is their ability to appreciate "lowbrow" comedy, when well executed. However, I usually don't see those good reviews of silly movies coming before they arrive.

Though he didn't get a chance to review "The Hangover" for us, Peter Rainer is truly a connoisseur of good goofy comedies--much like Andy Klein is an authority on martial arts and Asian horror genres.

This is one of the advantages of having so many excellent critics on our weekly film review segments. They develop specialties based on their personal tastes and backgrounds. Over time, you probably get a good sense of which critics you relate to most and which ones leave you scratching your head. It's all part of the fun.

Monday, we begin a short fiscal year end member drive. I hope you know how much I appreciate the generosity of listeners like you. It's an honor to talk with you each day.