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…

It’s hard to remain stoic for Only the Brave

Only the Brave was ripped from the news. So anybody who followed the the course of the Yarnell Fire of 2013 or the GQ story No Exit by Sean Flynn from which this screenplay by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer was fashioned would know what’s to come. But still … The drama of that…

Sometimes you’ve gotta be more than Lucky, Logan decides

With the NASCAR drivers going round and round again, it’s a good time to pick Logsn Lucky off the Blu-Ray racks if you haven’t yet given this rollicking comedy/crime-drama a look-see yet. Directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by Rebecca Blunt, this slice of American southern culture tips its hat to the racing lifestyle…

Tom Cruise grabs ahold of this American Made tale and soars with it

Tom Cruise is cocky as Barry Seal, in all of the pilot’s true or written-for-the-big-screen’s bravado, brillance, cunning and culpability. American Made, as directed by Doug Lyman from a screenplay by Gary Spinelli, is a taken-from-the-1980s adventure that spins fast and furious over the skies that span the U.S. south and foreign fields that yield…