Pride: Bursting With It!

Ever a fan of a compelling true story, I was especially keen to see the British indie film Pride, which provides a close-up of a particularly inspiring chunk of mid-80’s British history. It’s touching, it’s fun...

Interstellar: Heavier Than Gravity Itself

When I say Interstellar is heavier than Gravity, I am of course referring to last year’s hit movie starring Sandra Bullock in the astronomical version of Castaway. It was armrest-gripping stuff – and I loved ev...

The Trip to Italy: Buon Viaggio!

The Trip to Italy is a mouthwatering movie in which pals Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon tour Italy in a Mini Cooper convertible, sampling haute cuisine as food critics for the UK’s Observer. It’s equal parts road-...

Guardians of the Galaxy: Made for Everyone

Guardians of the Galaxy has been out for several weeks now, and if you still haven’t seen it, I can think of a handful of reasons why. It’s surely not in avoidance of the long lines, because while the theaters ...

Boyhood: An Astonishing Journey

It's official -- I like movies with the word "boy" in the title. Some of my favorite coming-of-age stories include About a Boy from the UK, Boy from New Zealand, and now Boyhood from my home state of Texas. Aus...