Movie Menu: The Princess Diaries, The Martian, Friday Night Lights and more

With the Oscars a memory, we look to broadcast and cable stations to keep us in the movie spirit. Here’s what is showing this weekend. Friday, March 9 The Princess Diaries (2001) Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway make us celebrate the joys of royalty, teenagers and wise grandmothers in this popular comedy from director Garry Marshall. 8 p.m., NIK Saturday, … read more

Reel Dad: Phantom Thread captivates with its emotional complexity

He designs his clothes with as much understanding of the women who wear what he creates as the materials he reaches for. While this renowned fashion designer thrives with ease in his professional life, he struggles to achieve the same success in his relationships. Only with his sister does he manage to sustain some type of connection. But that bond … read more

Reel Dad: Molly’s Game – Voice-over wears thin

Since movies started to talk about 90 years ago, filmmakers have relied on voice-over to share parts of a narrative that traditional dialogue doesn’t cover. Such commentaries can reveal what a character can’t otherwise say, such as William Holden in Sunset Boulevard, or provide a voice to a someone who can’t speak, such as Glenn Close in Reversal of Fortune. … read more