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

Shakespeare returns to Stratford, Cafe Society, more

HAN Arts & Leisure with Sally Sanders, Steve Coulter and the “Reel Dad,” Mark Schumann, take a look at movies, the arts and other events going on in Fairfield County, Connecticut — and the surrounding area. Watch this week’s show below: This week, Sally and Steve have a film discussion with Mark Schumann, talking ‘Cafe Society’ and other Woody Allen … read more

Reel Dad: Café Society an entertaining romantic comedy from Woody Allen

Woody Allen celebrates his romantic side in Café Society, a welcome diversion from the summer’s sequels and reboots. While not the best of Woody’s recent films, this cinema confection feels like a dip in a swimming pool compared to the overheated offerings in local theaters. And, though it will be forgotten by Oscar night, the film offers more than enough … read more

Irrational Man: A Woody Allen dud

Woody Allen makes three kinds of movies. He creates special films we can’t wait to see again, like Annie Hall and Bullets Over Broadway. He delivers movies we enjoy at the time, such as Midnight in Paris and Everyone Says I Love You. And, unfortunately, he turns out flicks we wish we had skipped. Including this one. There’s no reason … read more