Finding Neverland: Reflecting More Light Than It Knows?

It's hard to believe Finding Neverland, a small, beautiful, almost perfect motion picture, possessed of a rare and gentle grace, is from the same director who brought us the heavy-handed, implausible, indulgent Monster's Ball. Marc Forster has given us a big screen blessing with this softspoken, restrained, unsentimental movie.Yes, I said "unsentimental," and that's where I part ways with some of the film's critics.Most American movies that employ the word "BELIEVE" in capital letters … [Read more...]

Which Film Contains More Make Believe – ‘Kinsey’ or ‘Finding Neverland’?

Here's this week's edition of Film Forum, with more than you need to know about this week's new releases. … [Read more...]

Finding Neverland and Kinsey – Guest Review by J. Robert Parks

This guest review was contributed by J. Robert Parks.- It would be hard to find two more culturally distinct figures than J.M. Barrie and Alfred Kinsey. One was a Victorian, English dandy, the other was a 20th-century, Midwestern pragmatist. One was a playwright, the other a scientist and professor. One lived in the realm of the magical, the other in the laboratory of cold, somewhat hard facts. And while both were writers, Barrie is most famous for the enduringly popular Peter Pan tale, … [Read more...]


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