True stories make some of the best cinema, as seen in this biography of Christina Nobel. Appropriately named for the life she depicted, we walk with this woman through a devastating
Life has a way of fooling us into believing that no one sees our imperfections or the lies we tell ourselves and others. If that were true, there would be no one in prison, no one divorced, no one
“Toy Story 3” is masterfully written and the 3-D animation is an extraordinary new level of art. This is not your grandfather’s Snow White or Donald Duck. The attention to detail in every
The beauty and power of the ocean to impact and sustain life is undeniable. To communicate that truth in an experiential rather than a scientific way, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud have
Disneynature’s “Earth” is a full-length version of the 2006 TV documentary series “Planet Earth.” Taking some of the most beautiful footage of the natural wonders of our planet, the film
If the 1950's were the era of wholesome and mythical “Father Knows Best” images in the media, then the 1990's will probably be characterized by the all too common dysfunctional images of
For anyone who longs for the good ol’ days of Hollywood, “High School Musical 3” is a kickback to another era. When MGM released their series of classic “Andy Hardy” films in the 1940’s
The natural world can become a mirror to our souls. Created as companions with whom we share our lives, the birds and animals provide simple examples of how our lives can be lived in the
Without the usual scenes of violence or sex portrayed in many current films, “The Straight Story” meanders through the corn fields of Iowa slowing down our pace and embracing our hearts.
The Emperor penguins of the Antarctic are amazingly resilient. Having adapted to the arctic climate of 40 to 80 degrees below zero, these knee-high birds neither fly nor build nests, but
What can we say about a movie with themes of loyalty , friendship, cooperation and love? What can we say about a movie in which the human foibles of competition, betrayal and mutiny are exposed?
Like the storytellers of old whose fables created talking animals to teach the moral of the story, the modern story tellers of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”, create talking toys in a computer-
When the dreams of childhood pass us by, we often settle for attainable imitations. Like players who become coaches, or entrepreneurs who become managers, the substitution of our
The mythical journey from commoner to princess in “The Princess Diaries” reveals the universal desire to become an uncommon person. Like the biblical story of Moses in which the
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