Liam Neeson brings his very particular set of skills to yet another January action movie. You can set your watch by them, they’re so reliable. And that’s true once again with “The Commuter,” which is essentially “Taken” on a train. It’s a lot of fun for a while, and then it just turns plain silly. But my latest Wine the Flick?! guest, longtime LA critic Lael Loewenstein of KPCC’s FilmWeek, is always fun — and smart, and insightful. I’ve wanted to have her on here for a while, so I’m so glad it worked out for us to chat over a couple of glasses of cabernet after a screening at the AMC Century City. We are at a very fancy food court.
And yes, I realize in retrospect that the bad-ass Jaume Collet-Serra did NOT direct the “Taken” movies. I misspoke. It’s part of the on-the-fly nature of the series. But please enjoy!