Miss Potter

BBB (out of 5) No, this is not a movie about J.K. Rowling’s little hero turning sassy. While not as scintillating as the events that led Isak Dinesen or Janet Frame to put pen to paper, the life of Beatrix Potter, the most successful children’s author of all time and one of England’s most prized…

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102 Dalmatians

BBBB (out of 5) The smarmy, overlong and annoying 101 Dalmatians directed by Stephen Herek gets a huge lift from a highly superior sequel, this time directed by Tarzan‘s Kevin Lima. More faithful to the original animated version of the 60s than its predecessor, Lima keeps the pace going and keeps the action lively. This…

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About A Boy

BBBB (out of 5) Just call it Barry Jones’s Diary. This perfect companion piece to Helen Fielding’s comedy classic is about a Peter Pan-complexed near-forty year-old git (Hugh Grant) who is of no profession and lives off the bountiful royalties from a song his father wrote decades earlier. His undisturbed, solitary life that includes womanizing…

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