‘Where Hope Grows’
☆ ☆ 1/2
The film has the kind of emotional tension that Lifetime loves to put in their films. And, it’s loaded with the sentimentality that makes Hallmark Channel movies so warm and fuzzy. What elevates the movie is the solid performances by Kristoffer Polaha (Calvin Campbell) and David DeSanctis (Produce) as a former pro baseball player and a young man with Down syndrome, respectively.
‘Elementary: The Third Season’
☆ ☆ ☆
The CBS series continues to be one of the smartest written and best-acted shows on the schedule. In this season, Watson (Lucy Liu) has moved out of the brownstone and Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller ) has accepted a job offer in London from MI6, the British intelligence agency. Fortunately for the fans, the pair figure out a way to keep working together.
Also out this week
“Aloha”: Military contractor reconnects with a love from his past. Bradley Cooper stars.
“Citizenfour”: Filmmaker and reporter meet with Edward Snowden.
“Love & Mercy”: Portrait of Brian Wilson (John Cusack, Paul Dano), singer and songwriter for the Beach Boys.