Movie Diary 12/13/2011

We Bought a Zoo (Cameron Crowe, 2011). It will surprise no one that Mr. Crowe remains an extremely nice man, behind-the-camera-wise. And a few catchphrases from this one may already be circulating. (full review 12/23)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Guy Ritchie, 2011). It will surprise quite a few people – it surprised me, anyway – that this sequel is an upgrade over the 2009 reboot. It even, dare I say it, fulfills certain needs of a certain kind of holiday movie-going experience. (full review 12/16)

At What a Feeling!, a 1987 review of John Boorman’s triumphant childhood recollection, Hope and Glory.