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CARS 3 Family Movie Review

CARS 3 Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy  Cars 3 here. WHAT’S CARS 3 ABOUT? After finding himself outpaced by younger racers, Lightning McQueen stages a comeback. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B) Rebounding from the abysmal Cars 2, this finale bring the story full circle to the things that made the underrated first film so meaningful: charm, heart, and inspiration. A few laugh-out- ...[Read More]

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E ABOUT? During the Cold War, rival Soviet and American spies team up to stop a greater threat. Based on the classic television series. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-). The Man From U.N.C.L.E is a clear case of style over substance, but what style! Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) has crafted a film that, a few modern ...[Read More]

MIRROR, MIRROR Family Movie Review

MIRROR, MIRROR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) GRADE: C Inconsistent in tone and occasionally boring, Tarsem Singh's updated Snow White fable Mirror Mirror is redeemed somewhat by likable performances and occasional bursts of genuine creativity and humor. The largest problem with Mirror Mirror is that it can't seem to decide what it is. At times it feels like a winking, self-aware, postmodern ...[Read More]

THE SOCIAL NETWORK Family Movie Review

THE SOCIAL NETWORK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic)   This is the year's most overrated movie. That's not to say that The Social Network isn't cleverly directed, well-written, and impeccably acted. It's all of these things, so from a critical standpoint, it is a “good” film. However, as a drama it's a sad, soulless affair about petty and selfish people doing hurtful things to each other ...[Read More]