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War Room (Kendrick, 2015)

When it comes to screenplay writing, Christian movies still lag in quality. [Read more...]

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Gemma Bovery (Fontaine, 2014)

Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovery is one of those films I see at The Toronto Film Festival, enjoy, and then somehow never hear from again until it pops up, unannounced on Redbox or streaming on Amazon. Sometimes it is easy to figure out why such films don’t find an audience–too small, too indie, too foreign–but at [Read More...]

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Tomorrow We Disappear (Goldblum & Weber, 2014)

What traditions have we left by the wayside in favor of progress, and, perhaps more importantly, who have we left behind? [Read more...]

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The Pardon (Anton, 2013)

Seldom will one bad scene ruin a good movie, but there are tipping points. [Read more...]


The Churchmen — Season 1, Episode 5 Recap

What makes a melodrama different from a soap opera? [Read more...]


Top Spin (Newens & Son, 2014)

What is the value of success without fame or fortune? [Read more...]

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Ritchie, 2015)

Now, there are Guy Ritchie movies and there are Guy Ritchie movies. Find out which kind of Guy Ritchie movie Alex McKee thinks The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is. [Read more...]


The Churchmen — Season 1, Episode 3 Recap

One reason that religion doesn’t usually play well on television is that unless a show is focused on religion, a single character usually has to stand in as the representative example of his or her tradition. Unless that character is the protagonist (and sometimes even then), the character is going to be sketchily defined to [Read More...]

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The Trial (Welles, 1962)

The parable, like the film itself, defies any solution. Like a Lewis Carroll riddle disguised as a Bible passage, it tantalizingly dangles points of interpretive entry only to reveal all entry points as dead ends. [Read more...]


Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (2015)

Mustafa is a figure inspired by several religious leaders, and his sayings consist of truisms with which most major religions would agree. [Read more...]