**1/2 out of **** Rated PG for peril, action, and thematic elements Released: November 25, 2015 Runtime: 100 minutes
 (including the Pixar Short “Sanjay’s Super Team”) Starring (the voices of):  Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Raymond Ochoa, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, Steve Zahn (read my interview with the director and cast here) Barely living up to its title, The [...]


In early November, I was able to sit down and talk with the filmmakers of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, including director Peter Sohn and voice cast members Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, and Jeffrey Wright. You can read about our conversation (click here) at The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters Wednesday November 25th. (You can read my official [...]

SPOTLIGHT (Movie Review)

**** out of **** My review of Spotlight (click here), at, about the 2001 Boston Globe investigation into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Winner of two Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay (2015). Spotlight is ranked #4 on my Top Ten List for 2015. An excerpt from my review: "Spotlight is a sober, sensitive look [...]

BROOKLYN (Movie Review)

**** out of ****
 Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language Released: November 6, 2015
 limited; expands Wednesday November 25 Runtime: 111 minutes Directed by: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Domhnall Gleeson Brooklyn is ranked #3 on my Top Ten List for 2015 One of those so-called “chick [...]