Revisiting Ice Castles

If you were a little girl in the 1970s like I was, you probably loved “Ice Castles” and watched it a million times — whether or not you’d ever actually set foot on the ice yourself. You know that aspiring figure-skating champion Lexie Winston (Lynn-Holly Johnson) is going to take a hard fall while landing […]

RogerEbert.com — 4 Minute Mile

All the underdog sports-movie cliches are in place in this drama about an aging, alcoholic track coach who trains a troubled but talented sprinter to run a mile in four minutes. And yet there’s an efficiency of storytelling, and Richard Jenkins elevates the familiar material simply by showing up and making his usual intelligent, inspired […]

Draft Day

Summit Entertainment Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references. Running time: 109 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Draft Day” reminded me a lot of “Moneyball,” understandably. Both are about the behind-the-scenes, stat-based wheeling and dealing that go on between big-league professional sports teams — number crunching rather than bone crunching. While the […]

What the Flick?! — Rush

Alonso, Ben and I are feeling sexy, ’70s-style, in our review of the Ron Howard racing flick “Rush.”