The Last Film of Robin Williams (and Ronald Reagan, Too)

Robin Williams left several movies on the shelf when he died last year, and his final dramatic performance highlights this weekend’s theatrical films. At home, catch Helen Mirren tracking down art stolen by Nazis, Kevin Spacey as a U.S. President and Ronald Reagan before he became one.    Designates a Movies for Grownups Critic’s Choice   Boulevard In his final screen role Robin Williams plays a banker, long married to a devoted wife (Kathy Baker), who represses his true sexuality his …

Hugo on DVD: Will You Please See it Now??

Well, I hope you’re satisfied. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo arrived on DVD and BluRay this week, and at that moment you missed out on any chance that you’ll ever get to see it the way it was meant to be experienced: On a floor-to-ceiling movie theater screen in glorious 3-D. Forget the film’s 11 Oscar nominations (and five wins) and the countless “Best Director” awards that were heaped upon Scorsese. The inconvenient fact remains that Hugo wasn’t seen by very many …

At Last, It’s Safe to Sit in a Movie Theater Again!

Our long national movie nightmare is over: the Grownup Movies Season is in full swing. I do hope you’ve been saving your pennies since last January to take advantage of November and December, when Hollywood studio execs wake up, look in a mirror and declare, “Wait a minute-we’ve been releasing crap all year! How in the world will we win any Oscars for that tripe?” So they run out and track down Clint Eastwood on the golf course and say, …