josh brolin

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Family Movie Review

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) WHAT’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR ABOUT? The Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to battle Thanos and his quest to balance the universe through genocide. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Manage your expectations. Not about the film’s quality, mind you; it’s very good. In fact, given the sheer number of characters to juggle, itR ...[Read More]

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]

hail caesar

HAIL, CAESAR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S HAIL, CAESAR! ABOUT? A 1950’s Hollywood fix-it man (Josh Brolin) ponders a career change while working overtime to rescue a kidnapped star (George Clooney) and cover-up multiple scandals. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: C+) I was ready to love Hail, Caesar! Between the star power of the actors and the writing-directing skill of The Coen ...[Read More]

Everest Movie

EVEREST Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S EVEREST ABOUT? Based on the true story of the fateful ascent in May of 1996, in which several climbers lost their lives while others made it back. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Equal parts majestic, exhilarating, and heartbreaking, Everest must be experienced in a theater, so immersive is the audio-visual experience. Of course it’ ...[Read More]

men in black 3

MEN IN BLACK 3 Family Movie Review

MEN IN BLACK 3 REVIEW (GRADE: B) Once again, a vile extraterrestrial threatens to destroy Earth and once again it’s up to Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) to save the day. Thankfully, the 16 year-old franchise stays fresh in its third outing by cleverly taking audiences back in time to Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and by injecting some new blood into the cast. Emma T ...[Read More]

true grit

TRUE GRIT Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic)   I’m not a believer in being a fan of genres in and of themselves or, conversely, disregarding a film due to the same. I believe every type of film can offer a rewarding movie-watching experience, rendering the genre of movie irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if it’s romance, action, comedy, drama, science fiction, martial arts, mus ...[Read More]