From the start, his smile lit the screen. And in that first moment Albert Finney appeared on film — in a small role in Laurence Olivier’s The Entertainer in 1960 — his smile found a way to reach through the screen to magically connect with the audience. The actor died Feb. 8 at age 82. Over more than 50 years, … read more
Since the movies began to sing they have loved the songs and stories of famous performers. Over the years, the “musical biopic” has become as common a cinema staple as the romantic comedy and the horror movie. Hollywood loves the chance to sing and dance. The Oscar-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody” reminds us why we both love and loathe the musical biopic … read more
As parents, we try to do our best. Throughout the childhoods we foster, we imagine what could hurt, support what can challenge, and comfort what may disappoint. But we’re not miracle workers, we can’t simply wish for our children’s lives to simplify. Sometimes, all we can do is hope. The haunting Beautiful Boy captures the complexities a family can face … read more
Reel Dad reviews If Beale Street Could Talk.