Meet the Reviewers

Learn about the seniors committed to bringing you relevant, reliable and entertaining movie reviews. Seniors advising seniors — that’s what we’re all about.


A former teacher of English Literature, Paul J. Cassese taught in the NYC school system for more than thirty years. Paul enjoyed taking the wonderful film courses of Richard Brown and Scott Siegel, and is excited about his new role as an online film reviewer. Going to the movies has been a passion of Paul’s since boyhood. Paul thanks his dad for passing that on to him.

Janet and Shelly

Shelly Hanner, a retired government executive, is honored to be reviewing for this site, and wants everyone to know his teeth are his own. Janet Garber, a human resources executive and published author, has been living with Shelly’s corny jokes for some time now, and her only escape is going to the movies!


Lynn McCann’s checkered professional life began with dance and has included singing and acting, writing and journalism, teaching and tutoring. A long career as a computer programmer is mercifully behind her and she looks forward to publishing a memoir, a biography, and a popular history of automation technology. She continues to perform as a singer, and leads New York City tours for Elderhostel.


A lifelong journalist, Terence Neilan started his career in his home country, England, and then moved to New York in 1970. After a couple of years as an editor at The New York Post, he moved to The New York Times, where he worked as an editor and Website reporter for 29 years, retiring in 2005.


Brad Burg has written a #1 country hit, composed off-Broadway scores at New York’s Public Theater, and was lead vocalist and pianist in the band at Oh! Calcutta!, the 5th longest-running Broadway show. Putnam published his award-winning collection of children’s poetry, Outside The Lines: Poetry At Play (which he has adapted into a CDs of songs, among those available through his website, He was a long-time senior editor at Medical Economics magazine, and headed Medical Software Reviews.