The movie version of Cormac McCarthy's The Road is a story of a father and son trying to survive after an apocalyptic event. Although God is discussed, he is never embraced, yet The Road shows the importance of the power of hope to overcome bitterness and cynicism.
- November 25, 2009 |
The standard for family films has dropped so low that it is now very rare indeed to see a good, animated film which does not contain bawdy humor. This makes movies like “The Incredibles” all the more exceptional. So, as with other “family” films that have vulgar content, I must give this one a mixed review.
- March 11, 2005 |
This film by writer/director Jeffrey Blitz pulls back the veil on high school debating, showing us the popular rapid-fire speech pattern called “spreading.” He also portrays what it’s like to be in high school, without all the clichés that plague other school films.
- August 10, 2007 |
For those of you who are John Grisham fans and wondering if the movie is anything remotely like his 1996 best-selling legal literary thriller, it’s not. It's a political soapbox against gun manufacturers and does it in such an obvious, over-the-top way, that it should be embarrassing to everyone involved.
- October 17, 2003 |