Director Luc Besson gives us a moving, well-crafted docudrama about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Atmospheric score and cinematography support a powerful performance by Michele Yeoh as The Lady and her struggle to bring democracy to the oppressed people of Burma.
Beaches chronicles the unlikely friendship between two very different women. Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler portray this odd couple in a what becomes an extended length soap opera guaranteed to open your tear ducts.
This 1981 thriller is similar to Deliverance and has a who’s who cast of character actors that help make it a satisfying watch, but Second Sight’s transfer to Blu-ray leaves much to be desired.
An intimate and intense view into the life of a family after its unifying member has died forms the basis for another Robert De Niro tour de face. Well cast, scripted and directed, Everybody’s Fine will tug at your heartsleeves and provide an object lesson into making family films that are meaningful.
Reese Witherspoon spins a fine comedic character in this charming if less than original story of southern girl makes good in Yankee land, and, yes, she can and does come home again.
Company has been given a 21st century make over in this semi-staged concert version, well cast and well directed. One of Sondheim’s signature musicals, this is a delight from ambiguous start to finish.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a brilliant film that entices viewers with its naturalness and lack of contrivance. A world-class cast, direction and script will bring a warm and worthwhile watch for its viewers.
Christopher Nolan finishes off his Dark Knight trilogy by saving the best for last with The Dark Knight Rises, a fantastic superhero crime drama with excellent visuals, edge-of-the-seat action and a menacing villain.
That’s My Boy is a rather tired father-son reunion film that scavenges the funny bits from a bunch of bachelor party pics and assembles them into a mildly amusing collage. For Sandler fans only.
Up arrives in 3D with no new extras, but makes for just as a fine a time to watch with the family regardless.