actor: Bob Balaban

Isle of Dogs

If Wes Anderson were to make a film, to tell a story in the tradition of an Akira Kurosawa samurai folklore, then I suppose Isle of Dogs would be the closest thing we could come to expect. His latest, never anything less than visually and aurally gorgeous, has an order to abide to: the urgent, [...]

A Monster in Paris

March 12, 2013

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This movie has terrific animation and some interesting characters including Emile and Maude, who are in love. The Paris scenes are awesome and the creature that is accidentally created in an experiment is fascinating. The over-sized bug causes panic on the streets of Paris. The action is plenty [...]

Mighty Wind, A – Edited

June 2, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

The story-line in this film is loose, but if you're a fan of folk music, it'll be a good view. Mitch, of "Mitch and Mickey," has been in a psychiatric hospital and there are scenes where you'll wonder if he should still be there. He's not a threat: just unplugged, except for the music they play [...]