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

The Reel Dad: New York Film Festival celebrates the best of movies

Thank goodness for the New York Film Festival. Each fall this annual event takes us to wonderful worlds where movies travel. Through its curated collection of films, the Festival celebrates what we cherish, challenges what we consider and confirms our hopes of what movies can be. And we’re just up the road from Lincoln Center where it all happens. Check … read more

This Week’s Movie Menu: Debbie Reynolds, Kevin Kline, James Stewart, Steve McQueen, Judy Holliday, John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn & more

With school in session, and fall routines starting, take a break with a movie at home this weekend. Here’s what you can find on broadcast and cable stations.   Friday, Sept. 8   The Catered Affair (1956) Debbie Reynolds shines in one of her first dramatic roles as a young woman hoping to have a simple wedding. Then her mother … read more

This Week’s Movie Menu: Host of enduring comedies and dramas over holiday weekend

Looking forward to the holiday weekend? Check out the menu of movies available on broadcast and cable television. And savor the cinema from the comfort of home!   Friday, Sept. 1   The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) Don Knotts tickles the funny bone and touches the heart as a shy man who wants to be fish. And he just might … read more