Category Archives: Reviews

Peter Brown’s “The Wild Robot” is One of the Best Grade School Books of 2016

Peter Brown’s Wild Robot is a touching, exhilarating, smart and touching grade school book. Although Roz is a robot and cannot feel, “as you might know, robots don’t really feel emotions,” her love for her little goose is unmistakable. “What?”

Peter Brown’s “The Wild Robot” is One of the Best Grade School Books of 2016

Peter Brown’s Wild Robot is a touching, exhilarating, smart and touching grade school book. Although Roz is a robot and cannot feel, “as you might know, robots don’t really feel emotions,” her love for her little goose is unmistakable. “What?”

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” is More Bore Than Horror

Some may describe The Blackcoat’s Daughter as “a slow burn.” I think “half baked” is a more apt description. What begins with a promising setting: a creepy boarding school which is abandoned for break by all but two girls and

“The Blackcoat’s Daughter” is More Bore Than Horror

Some may describe The Blackcoat’s Daughter as “a slow burn.” I think “half baked” is a more apt description. What begins with a promising setting: a creepy boarding school which is abandoned for break by all but two girls and

Bats: Learning to Fly is the New, Non-Fiction Graphic Novel That Every Children’s Library Needs

Bats: Learning to Fly is the latest triumph in the fabulous science graphic novel series, Science Comics. Each title introduces young readers to a different topic which is well researched, vetted and approved by a scientific expert. Little Brown Bat

Bats: Learning to Fly is the New, Non-Fiction Graphic Novel That Every Children’s Library Needs

Bats: Learning to Fly is the latest triumph in the fabulous science graphic novel series, Science Comics. Each title introduces young readers to a different topic which is well researched, vetted and approved by a scientific expert. Little Brown Bat

“Toni Erdmann” Long, Slow and Awkward with Little Payoff

Toni Erdmann, although artful in its execution comes in at a whopping 162 minutes in length. Of this exorbitant time, maybe 15 or 16 minutes are worth watching. Though the performances are good, its charms are little, hard won, and will

“Toni Erdmann” Long, Slow and Awkward with Little Payoff

Toni Erdmann, although artful in its execution comes in at a whopping 162 minutes in length. Of this exorbitant time, maybe 15 or 16 minutes are worth watching. Though the performances are good, its charms are little, hard won, and will

“Julieta”: Almodóvar + Alice Munro with a Dash of Hitchcock

Pedro Almodóvar has made over 30 films. Even if you haven’t seen a lot of foreign films, chances are that you remember hearing about Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Volver. He’s worked with Javier Bardem and

“Julieta”: Almodóvar + Alice Munro with a Dash of Hitchcock

Pedro Almodóvar has made over 30 films. Even if you haven’t seen a lot of foreign films, chances are that you remember hearing about Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Volver. He’s worked with Javier Bardem and

“The Founder” Flounders

The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, and how he takes the ideas and work of two brothers, and turns it into the McDonald’s empire of today. It’s told as a parable of the sins of capitalism, but how does

“The Founder” Flounders

The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, and how he takes the ideas and work of two brothers, and turns it into the McDonald’s empire of today. It’s told as a parable of the sins of capitalism, but how does

Why “La La Land” Should Be At The Top Of Your “To Watch List” *Spoiler Free*

Even the most stodgy of movie goers will find thrill in the cornucopia of delights that is the film La La Land. It can’t be easily marketed because it’s a musical that won’t appeal to all fans of musical theater,

Why “La La Land” Should Be At The Top Of Your “To Watch List” *Spoiler Free*

Even the most stodgy of movie goers will find thrill in the cornucopia of delights that is the film La La Land. It can’t be easily marketed because it’s a musical that won’t appeal to all fans of musical theater,