Reel Dad: Oscar’s lessons for 2019

An Oscar season defined by scandal, second thoughts and surprise has finally come to an end. With a couple of amazing Academy surprises. And, at the awards ceremony Sunday evening, the controversies of the year seemed less important than the opportunity to honor the deserving winners. Before we close the books on the Academy Awards for 2018, let’s take a … read more

Reel Dad: Bohemian Rhapsody – A simple take of a complicated man

Since the movies began to sing they have loved the songs and stories of famous performers. Over the years, the “musical biopic” has become as common a cinema staple as the romantic comedy and the horror movie. Hollywood loves the chance to sing and dance. The Oscar-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody” reminds us why we both love and loathe the musical biopic … read more

Reel Dad: Beautiful Boy – Touching yet disconnected

As parents, we try to do our best. Throughout the childhoods we foster, we imagine what could hurt, support what can challenge, and comfort what may disappoint. But we’re not miracle workers, we can’t simply wish for our children’s lives to simplify. Sometimes, all we can do is hope. The haunting Beautiful Boy captures the complexities a family can face … read more

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