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Aging

For personal reasons, The Manor may have been one of those "too soon" movie choices for me to watch on a cold, dark October night. The story of a family dropping their elderly mother off at a nursing …
The best and worst thing about Youth is that it's like a long stay at a posh, idyllic resort in the Swiss Alps. The scenery is beautiful, the days are languid, and every once in awhile you encounter a…
There aren't a lot of sweet movies these days, and by "sweet" I don't mean sentimental or family friendly. I mean nice movies about regular folks. Elsa and Fred is a pleasant exception to this phenome…
In every life there comes a point when things stop working. Maybe it's the way you live or how you've always supported yourself. Maybe it's more fundamental, and your body or mind start to give in. In…

Up

Filled with spectacular art direction and ever-clever writing, Up tells the story of elderly balloon vendor Walter Fredricksen (voiced by Ed Asner), who decides to fulfill a life-long promise to his l…
Oh dear. I think I just watched a movie about myself in middle age, and it's not pretty. I'm going to turn out like Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates), married to a stick-in-the-mud like Max (Dan Aykroyd) wh…