Movie Menu: Judy and Barbara’s classics light up the silver screen

Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland headline the movies available this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations. Check out the highlights of the careers of these legendary superstars who worked together, one time, in 1963, on Garland’s television show. Here’s what’s showing. Funny Lady (1975) Barbra Streisand recreates her Oscar-winning portrayal of Fanny Brice in …

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Reel Dad: BlacKkKlansman hits between the eyes when we need it

Sadly, we live in a divided nation. Despite claiming to live the common values that framed our country, we let ourselves, with each passing year, become more rooted in the echo chambers we unfortunately label as red and blue, conservative and liberal, white and black. Or brown. Or anything and anyone some consider different. And, …

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Reel Dad: Christopher Robin – Disappointing return to favorite characters

Some movies sound better than they actually turn out. Perhaps something happens between the concept and the screen. Maybe the various elements don’t work as well in production as in a writer’s imagination. Or it could be that too many cooks try to control the cinema kitchen. Whatever the reasons, some films disappoint. Christopher Robin …

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