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As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, every family should take time to talk about this great American leader and hero of the Civil Rights Movement. There are outstanding films and other resources for all ages. I highly […]

The Shack is a Christian fable about a man devastated by the murder of his child. The best-seller is now a film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, coming to theaters March 3, 2017

My friend Susan Wloszczyna interviewed “Monster Trucks” director Chris Wedge for the MPAA website Where to Watch. The long-time animation director (“Ice Age”) spoke to her about working with live action. Animation takes longer but there is more control. The […]

Remember “CHiPS?” The Erik Estrada television series about the California Highway Patrol officers on motorcycles? Well, guess what! Now it’s a movie! But I have some hope this will be more than another overdone remake of a 1970’s television series […]

The Center for Investigative Reporting announced today the launch of Glassbreaker Films, an ambitious initiative intended to support women in documentary filmmaking. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. In its first […]

I have never missed an episode of “Black-ish.” It’s one of my favorite television shows, smart, sophisticated, and very funny. I am a huge fan. But this week’s episode took things to another level as the Johnson family and Dre […]

“As You Are,” directed by 23-year old Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, follows three teens — Charlie Heaton (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), Owen Campbell (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) and Amandla Stenberg (“Hunger Games”), who form a bond that is tested and maybe untethered while living […]

One of the greatest animated films of all time is Disney’s Pinocchio, possibly the most beautiful hand-drawn film of all time. It is remarkable to think that it was made just three years after the groundbreaking but much simpler “Snow […]

Anyone who loves movies — and anyone who enjoys a love story — will have a wonderful time at “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story.” It’s a love story in two sense of the word. It is the story […]

Coming tomorow on Google Play and March 7, 2017 on DVD: Bunyan & Babe, an animated film based on the folk tales about the giant lumberman and his blue ox, with the voices of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, Jeff Foxworthy, […]