Review: The Walk

Performance artists have done a lot of audacious things in the name of art or to make a statement of some sort, whether personal or political, but high-wire artist Phillippe Petit will forevermore remain on the list for his daring and illegal stunt of running a steel cable between the two towers of the World Trade Center and crossing the void on the wire on August 7, 1974. Tempting death makes for compelling drama and director Robert…Read More

Review: A Christmas Carol

Having three children helps me have a good sense of what kids can handle in a movie, both in terms of imagery, pacing, storyline and overall cinematic experience. And it’s that background that lets me state unequivocally that Robert Zemeckis has completely missed the boat with this new animated A Christmas Carol and instead of creating a heartwarming film about how even the most unhappy person can be redeemed, he’s created a terrifying vision that…Read More