Adventure

Dune

(5 Stars) A stunning sensory experience and quite likely the next Star Wars.

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Da 5 Bloods

(4 Stars) A War-time Adventure that challenges White America at the same time that it doesn’t go far enough!

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Soul

(4.5 Stars) Interesting and Creative approach to some very abstract questions. Excellent film.

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Mulan

(2.5 Stars) A disappointing remake when it could and should have been much better.

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Frozen II

(2.5 Stars) As to be expected, terrific visuals. But the story is a little weak and the songs aren’t memorable.

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Lion King

(2 Stars) A retelling of the original story with amazing computer-animation technology. Watch it if you, or your family, didn’t see the original.

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Toy Story 4

(5 Stars) Visually stunning movie and a story for anyone who has ever been part of a family. One of this year’s Must-Sees!

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Klaus

(3.5 Stars) A delightful family story with a terrific combination of animation styles.

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Missing Link

(2.5 Stars) Has some terrific stop-motion animation scenes with rich backgrounds. Story-line a little weak, but a good family movie.

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Mirai

(2 stars) 2019 Some delightful animation, but the movie is in search of an audience.

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Incredibles 2

(2 Stars) An outdated sequel that tries too hard to be relevant. Might be good for families with young children.

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Avengers: Infinity War

(3.5 Stars) Amazing Visual Effects, but the story, with 72 characters, is too big to wrap your mind around, unless you already know the comic book world well.

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Ready Player One

(4.5 Stars) My favorite action / adventure movie of the year with an intriguing story that bounces between a real dystopian future and an elaborate role-playing VR game.

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Christopher Robin

(2.5 Stars) I’ve loved Eeyore all my life, but this movie doesn’t move me in any particular way. Might be appropriate for families with small children.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

(3.5 Stars) Star Wars fans will enjoy this origin story of Han Solo, with excellent visual effects. If you’re not into Star Wars, though, well it may not appeal.

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Free Solo

(3.5 Stars) Winner of the Documentary Oscar, it tells a riveting tale of Hannock’s climb of El Capitan. It is an awesome story, but I’m not sure how much movie skill was involved here.

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