Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Meaningful, significant history

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new offering from director Lee Daniels, The Butler. As we savor the comfort of late summer in New England we can, too easily, overlook the journeys... Read More

This Week’s Movie Menu

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? How about a visit to a mobile medical unit during the Korean conflict of the 1950s? Or a hot afternoon in Brooklyn during a bank robbery in the 1970s? Or a wild weather day in the plains of Oklahoma in the 1990s? Or an over-the-top look at... Read More

Before Midnight: Fascinating new chapter

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new drama starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Midnight. Occasionally we experience a film so smart in its approach, and authentic in its ...

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Tribeca Film Festival celebrates independent vision

Each year, film buffs in our area can enjoy a wealth of quality movies at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week, the Reel Dad takes a look at four special movies to be shown during the 12th annual gathering. The independent voice thrives at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan through April ...

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42: Meaningful look at a key American inning

Each week, the Reel Dad checks the nutritional value of a movie — new or classic — to help you choose what to watch. This week’s pick is a new drama about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, 42. The movie 42 is like the man it honors, Jackie Robinson. The film reaches beyond how things look... Read More

Independent films shine at Tribeca Film Festival

Each year, film buffs in our area can enjoy a wealth of quality movies at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week, the Reel Dad takes a look at four special movies to be shown during the 12th annual gathering. With so much of what we see on screen easy to forget, each year we look... Read More

This Week’s Movie Menu

What’s on your family’s movie menu this week?  Choosing what films to offer is a lot like planning what meals to serve. And all the choices on television make it easy to savor something at the same time you nourish the mind and heart.  This week, cable offers a range of nutritious movies. Here ...

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