The Reel Dad: Mother! wanders and travels nowhere

  by Jonathan Schumann (This week, Jonathan Schumann returns to Arts and Leisure to review Mother! Jonathan, who shared this column with his dad, Mark Schumann, from 1999 to 2006, now lives in New York City.) Ugh. How do you solve a problem like Mother!, the new film from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky? And even more challenging, how do you write … read more

This Week’s Movie Menu: Grease, Field of Dreams, Rocky, Twister, The Sting & more

Looking forward to the weekend? Check out the menu of movies available on broadcast and cable television. And savor the cinema from the comfort of home!   Friday, Sept. 29   Grease (1978) John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and Stockard Channing pretend they are in high school in this delightful movie version of the Broadway hit. But we know they … read more

The Reel Dad: Movies to celebrate the Jewish holidays

For people of the Jewish faith, these weeks each fall hold special meaning. And movies join in the celebration. Here are a few of my favorites at this time of year, and all year long. Enjoy.   Fiddler on the Roof (1971) It’s been a long day. As the dairy farmer prepares to make his final deliveries before the Sabbath … read more