Spiritualism in movies can be pretentious and overblown -- think of the trailer for CLOUD ATLAS (and presumably the picture itself -- I just couldn't get it up to go) -- keeping audiences away. Or spiritualism can stem from a tale told thrillingly and beautifully, its spiritual concerns clear and comprehensible -- as is the … Continue reading LIFE OF PI


Spectacularly good. Funny as can be, well-acted, deeply emotional (maybe even a bit intense for the littler ones), and the literal definition of eye candy -- this sweet melt-in-your-heart confection frames the familiar find-yourself-and-embrace-who-you-are theme inside several video games and their characters. Much credit to director Rich Moore and his three writers (and perhaps the … Continue reading WRECK-IT RALPH