Although lacking the whip-smart, satirical edge of the novel it’s adapted from, The Nanny Diaries is still a pleasant surprise. In fact, there’s even a few food-for-thought moments on priorities and parenting that aren’t even patronizing or particularly cloying. Imagine that.
- August 24, 2007 |
Nanny McPhee Returns is a pure delight from beginning to end. It's packed with uplifting wit, nice plot twists, and a thought-provoking storyline that's bound to bring out the best in both adults and kids. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say it borders on inspiring.
- August 20, 2010 |
Is it possible that a treasure is buried beneath the very streets we cross? And could we really be overlooking clues to where that treasure is buried? These are the hypotheses behind “National Treasure,” which suffers from cinematic problems but which nonetheless offers an engaging story for all ages.
- November 19, 2004 |
National Treasure: Book of Secrets is an exciting, well-made film that families will want to support. According to friends in the industry, it is terribly difficult to make a family-friendly movie that’s not schmaltzy, that’s full of action, adventure, history, and romance.
- December 21, 2007 |
Thankfully, a winsome, compelling, well-crafted movie that brings the real story of Christmas to life for the whole family is releasing this week in theaters. “The Nativity Story” is a sure bet to edge out the shallow, same old “pretend-Christmas” offerings.
- December 08, 2006 |
The New World is a more taxing film than Director Terrence Malick's earlier work, and if it has a larger point beyond the surface story, it eluded this reviewer, who grew so alienated from the film that he no longer cared about the narrative, the characters, or what drove Malick to tell this story.
- January 20, 2006 |
The overthrow of Nicholas Romanov (the "Last Czar") plunged Russia into Communism and triggered events that would tilt world politics for 70 years. If you're a history buff, you'll love the spectacular account of these events in "Nicholas and Alexandra."
- July 23, 2003 |