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

This Week’s Movie Menu: Fall brings thoughts about movie watching at home

  by Mark Schumann   Yes, we’re ready for the changes of fall. And, at our house, the fall makes us think about movies. Here are a few to check out this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations.   Saturday, Sept. 21   Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks makes us proud to honor those who served during World … read more

The Reel Dad: Dunkirk amazes in IMAX

Every so often a moviemaker delivers a film so daring, an approach so original, an experience so memorable that, at first, the words to review don’t come. Somehow any description of the moment feels insignificant. And the movie deserves more. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk defies any expectation of a big budget summer blockbuster about World War II. Hollywood has trained us … read more