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ONLY THE BRAVE Family Movie Review

ONLY THE BRAVE Family Movie Review

By Chris Loumeau WHAT’S ONLY THE BRAVE ABOUT? The compelling true story of how the Prescott (AZ) Volunteer Fire Department became the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the camaraderie of their brotherhood, and the harrowing fires they fought together. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Without a doubt the best-directed effort of Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), Only the Brave succeeds at creating authe ...[Read More]

The Walk Movie

THE WALK Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S THE WALK ABOUT? In the 1970’s a Frenchman broke into the World Trade Center to walk a tightrope between the two towers. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) The true story of daredevil Philippe Petit makes for an inspiring, gripping film with no need for embellishment. In making a film that’s part heist movie, part thriller, part biopic, part comedy ...[Read More]


THE CONSPIRATOR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker Grade: B+ Director Robert Redford's The Conspirator is a soul-stirring, troubling, and thought-provoking examination of the sacred and true nature of the Constitution. It's also a warning against allowing fear to cause us to abandon our freedom in pursuit of revenge and security. This is a film that went largely overlooked this year, which is a shame, because it's a well-written ...[Read More]