Our parent movie reviews let you know which new releases to take your kids to and which ones you may want to hold off on.
1) Family Review of Star Trek Into Darkness
Director J.J. Abrams rebooted the ‘Star Trek’ franchise four years ago with a (mostly) new cast, some cheeky references to the original films, and a whole bunch of action. His sequel, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ continues that tone, with a bunch of fighting, a solidly comedic undercurrent, and one fantastic villain. But the film falters with its too-familiar bad-guy motives.....Read More
2) Family Review of Stories We Tell
There is a whopper of a secret at the heart of Sarah Polley’s memoir documentary ‘Stories We Tell,’ and no, I won’t spoil it. But it’s the kind of thing that shakes everything viewers will think they know about family and about memory, and Polley’s probing of our innermost interiority in such a finessed way makes her film surprisingly successful....Read More
3) Family Review of Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
Want to feel like your wardrobe and finances are both inadequate? If so, watch the documentary ‘Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s,’ about the 111-year-old department store in New York City that can charge thousands of dollars for pretty much anything. Full of talking heads and celebrities, the documentary offers very little substance—even though it’s all about material goods.…Read More