— Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Lemurs, people! It is impossible not to laugh and smile at the sight of these expressive, playful primates. This family-friendly, 3-D IMAX documentary accomplishes a great deal in its 40-minute running time. It’s both entertaining and educational, with an ecological message that’s clear without being heavy-handed. My review. Read the review here

Movies With Friends — Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

  Phil Johnston is not easily offended. The writer of “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Cedar Rapids,” who’s working with Sacha Baron Cohen on a spy comedy that’s in development, is a dear friend of ours from our days in Brooklyn over a decade ago. One of the many things we love about him is that he […]

Five Most — Clunky Movie Titles

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is a gorgeous film — definitely one of my favorites this year — but it has an unfortunately clunky title. I realize it’s intended to harken to a time, a place, a mood. But I hope it’s not off-putting to potential viewers, because it’s very much worth seeking out. Still, this […]