Churchill’s dilemma chills still in Darkest Hour

The history lessons in Darkest Hour shine various lights on Winston Churchill, the King and his Empire, and the oh-so-many players linked to them in the days that Adolph Hitler’s troops marched toward the closest shores and into their collective psyches. Oh, what a drama this is, a deep and dark march into pages that…

Everybody faces reality, and Auggie’s a true Wonder for so many

Nate and Isabel Pullman know they have something special with their son Auggie. The kid’s a true delight marching around in his NASA astronaut helmet, brandishing his love for space travel, Star Wars, video games, all things science. And, by the way, masking his facial deformities that came at birth, improved some by numerous operations,…

You can’t help but feel bullish for Ferdinand

It’s a good thing when a family movie gets it exactly right. Get the bigs and littles together for a feel-good viewing of Ferdinand, why don’t you? The bull who first made a name for himself in the picture-book world of Munro Leaf turned into an Oscar-winning short by Walt Disney some 80 years ago…