In ‘Haywire,’ Kicks and Punches Hit Home

Gina Carano, a Mixed Martial Fighting star, shines in this hard-hitting action movie. [Read more…]


‘Moneyball’ holds your attention even if you’re not a baseball fan because it’s about innovation and passion. [Read more…]

‘The Iron Lady:’ Wonderfully, Conservatively Subversive

Even in dementia, “The Iron Lady’s” Margaret Thatcher is all about principle, principle that stands the test of time. [Read more…]

A Lovely Family Story in ‘We Bought a Zoo’

“We Bought a Zoo” is a beautiful and well-rendered movie for families about families. [Read more…]

Best Movies of 2011

Is the front runner for an Oscar “The Artist” on my Best of 2011 list? Nope.

My choices may surprise you. [Read more…]

The Rollicking ‘Adventures of Tintin’

With echoes of the adventure of “Indiana Jones,” Spielberg has made a movie the entire family will enjoy. [Read more…]


Centered around the world of ultimate fighting, Warrior delivers a nearly Shakespearean family drama and one of the best movies of the year. [Read more…]

Dolphin Tale

“Dolphin Tale,” a true story of a friendship between boy and dolphin, will make everyone in the family smile. [Read more…]

Kung Fu Panda 2

“Kung Fu Panda 2” is an entertaining and delightful family film, but adoptive parents should be aware of its adoption themes. [Read more…]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The undervalued “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is one of the best movies of the year. [Read more…]