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doctor strange

DOCTOR STRANGE Family Movie Review

  By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S DOCTOR STRANGE ABOUT? A brilliant-but-arrogant surgeon takes a journey that will transform him into a time-and-space-bending superhero. Rent or buy it here.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) Utterly unique in the Marvel movie universe, Doctor Strange presents a metaphysical adventure with dazzling kaleidoscope imagery. Benedict Cumberbatc ...[Read More]

the vow

THE VOW Family Movie Review

REVIEW (Grade: A-) Your enjoyment of The Vow will depend entirely upon your taste when it comes to bittersweet, tear-jerking love stories. If you don't like them, nothing here will convert you. Being something of a romantic myself, I must concede that this film does very well what it sets out to do. Rachel McAdams, who is becoming the modern queen of this genre, brings a fine balance of charm, con ...[Read More]

sherlock holmes

SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS Family Movie Review

SHERLOCK HOLMES- A GAME OF SHADOWS review (Grade: A-)   Director Guy Ritchie's second foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes is mostly more of the same, which is fine by me because I greatly enjoyed the first one. Led by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law's portrayals of Holmes and Watson, Ritchie maintained the core of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories (Holmes' brilliantly analytical mind and rapier ...[Read More]

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Family Movie Review

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) REVIEW (GRADE: B) Witty, whimsical, and charming, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is a good film but lacks the substance and artistry necessary to qualify as one of the year's best films, as it has often been labeled. A full-hearted homage to the City of Love and its rich history of philosophy, culture, and art, this is a light and breezy fantasy ...[Read More]

sherlock holmes

SHERLOCK HOLMES Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Rent or buy Sherlock Holmes here. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime-solver has been portrayed on film more than any other literary figure. The new version, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, has marketed the sleuth as an action hero instead of an intellectual. To my pleasant surprise, the film itself is true to its s ...[Read More]