A good year for women on film, as exemplified in new releases The Eyes of My Mother, Miss Sloane, and more
Matthew Lickona 5 p.m., Dec. 9
Or, You Can Go Home Again, But Would You Really Want To? The lion, hippo, giraffe, and zebra who escaped the Central Park Zoo and got back to Africa decide that they miss life in the Big City. They wind up joining a broke-down circus in hopes of landing a contract to tour the States, all while being pursued by a terrifying and indestructible Animal Control agent. It’s pure animated formula, and the kiddies will likely roar with delight while they learn various genre tropes – action, horror, comedy, drama, you name it. We’re raising a generation of sophisticated critics, and thanks to the contributions of co-screenwriter Noah Baumbach, perhaps neurotics as well. 2012.