A Kid Like Jake doesn’t quite know where to go

Things are going quite well for this urban family in the Big Apple as psychologist dad does his figuring out at the office, former-attorney mom happily stays home to raise their son and said kid Jake has a fine time creatively dressing up as his favorite story characters, in his room and with the other…

Don’t assume who’s the hero and villain in The Shape of Water

It’s 1962 and, wow, the War is cold. Spies are everywhere. Enemies are known and unknown. And so a lab is brimming with intrigue in Baltimore as director Guillermo Del Toro sets up The Shape of Water from his screenplay written with Vanessa Taylor. We have scientists teamed with government officials and regular folk trying…

The Shack brings you to places you can only imagine

Mack had things good in life. Lovely and loving wife. Three smart and connected children. A robust family dynamic that included curious talk and practice of faith that strayed just enough from the center to keep him involved and interested. And then came that fateful camping trip out to the woods. There are a lot…

The kid in the middle is truly Gifted

Frank Adler stood up when hard times came knocking. That’s what we learn early in <Gifted, the heart-tugger directed by Marc Webb from the screenplay by Tom Flynn. Six years ago, Frank’s sister ended her life, leaving a baby behind. He decided to raise little Mary as his own. She really takes after her mother…