Things tagged great films for kids


  1. Great Films for Kids: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    December 11, 2015 3:38 pm Leave a Comment

    A few days ago that powerhouse of an actor Kirk Douglas turned 99. I might not have noticed it if it weren’t for the fact that a week before, when my three kids were picking out a DVD for family movie night, they settled on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea…. Read more »

    Tags: great films for kids James Mason Jules Verne Kirk Douglas

  2. In 1922 a young writer named Myles Connolly wrote a piece for the Catholic magazine America titled “Chesterton’s Cap and Bells”. Connolly had just met the great writer, and he starts off by comparing Chesterton to another Englishman: Charlie Chaplin: When Max Eastman asked Charlie Chaplin what it is he… Read more »

    Tags: Charlie Chaplin G.K. Chesterton great films for kids Myles Connolly

  3. John Herreid

    Great Films for Kids: Song of the Sea

    March 13, 2015 9:08 am 5 Comments

    Animator Tomm Moore’s vision is the vision of old Irish folktales, where saints and heroes, fairies and angels, monsters and missionaries comingle in stories and legend. His first film, The Secret of Kells, is a fanciful and wondrous imagining of the creation of the Book of Kells. His second, Song… Read more »

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  4. John Herreid

    Great Films for Kids: The Secret of Kells

    March 6, 2015 9:05 am 13 Comments

    If the world is going to ruin, what is the purpose of creating beautiful things? That’s a question you might find interwoven in the plot of an art film aimed at adults. But here it is in a movie for kids. And it’s better expressed here than in many other… Read more »

    Tags: animation great films for kids movie reviews The Secret of Kells