“Standing Up” is a new movie based on Brock Cole’s popular YA novel, The Goats. It is about an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl (Chandler Canterbury and Annalise Basso) who are ostracized by their peers at summer camp are […]
Hungarian director György Pàlfi worked for three years and assembled 450 selections from movies to put together this love letter to the history of film. Can’t wait to see it.
Studios often wait for August to release the films they think won’t get much of an audience, but this year August has some releases that could end up on the end of the year top ten lists. I’m especially looking […]
The gifted young pianist Ethan Bortnick stars in “Anything is Possible,” about a young boy who becomes separated from his mother, Army Lieutenant Margaret Peters (Lacy Chabert), when she goes missing during a tsunami rescue mission in Japan. Back home in Detroit, […]
Laika, the stop-motion animation studio behind two of my favorite films of the past ten years, “ParaNorman” and “Coraline,” has released the teaser trailer for its 2014 release, “The Box Trolls,” and it looks amazing. Nice nod to non-traditional families […]
Are you worried about what the NSA knows about you? Then this is ten times scarier.
This documentary is a portrait of the generation of the mid-century Jewish comics that includes Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, who appear telling jokes and telling their stories. And it is the story of […]
Here’s a lovely scene from one of this year’s best independent films, “The Spectacular Now,” starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (who will also both appear in the upcoming “Divergent”). Director James Ponsoldt says: This is one of my favorite scenes […]
I attended the press conference for “Gravity” at Comic-Con and can tell you it looks like one of the most extraordinary films of the year. Take a look at the new trailer:
Coming in December is one of this year’s biggest holiday releases, “Saving Mr. Banks,” the story of Walt Disney’s efforts to persuade British author P.L. Travers to allow him to make a movie about Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson and Tom […]