Reel Dad: The Shape of Water creates movie magic

Movies take us places we may never visit, transport us to times we may not experience, and introduce us to people we may never encounter. Though most moving pictures rely on dialogue to reveal their narratives, film remains, essentially, a visual medium where images tell stories and faces define characters. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is as beautiful … read more

Reel Dad: Predicting the Oscar nominees

A year of turbulence in the world inspired memorable moments on screen, including creatures from other worlds, chills from this world and relationships essential to any world. Which ones will Oscar honor with Academy Award nominations? Here are my choices for the names we will hear on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Best Picture Greta Gerwig’s delightful exploration of the dynamics between … read more