The Churchmen — Season 1, Episode 1 Recap

Few American television shows focus on religion — but this French series about five seminary students is worth a look. [Read more...]

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The Criterion Collection: The Game

I chose to review the Criterion Collection version of The Game partially because I really don’t believe in a lot of the hocus-pocus digital magic over-priced Blu-ray cash-grabs, and I wanted to point at this edition and say “it didn’t affect my experience and it’s a waste of money.”

It did. And it’s not. As is the case in many things, I was plain wrong. [Read more...]

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The Criterion Collection: All That Heaven Allows

As far as modern filmmaking goes, there aren’t many who have better utilized the medium like Sirk. [Read more...]

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The Criterion Collection: Cartesius

“The search for truth requires a method.” So says Rene Descartes in one of Roberto Rossellini’s seldom seen television projects. [Read more...]

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Southpaw (Fuqua, 2015)

It is a testament to film’s great storytelling that a movie about a boxer makes the big final fight second fiddle to the story of a man and his daughter. [Read more...]

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The Criterion Collection: The Leopard

The stuff of which dreams are made. But the dream ends, as all dreams do. [Read more...]

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Ant-Man (Reed, 2015)

Honestly, Ant-Man has more things I liked than any comic book movie since…Batman Begins maybe? [Read more...]

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Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police (Grieve, 2012)

You will see light in the darkness / you will make some sense of this / and when you’ve made your secret journey / you will find the love you miss. [Read more...]

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The Criterion Collection: Don’t Look Now

Don’t Look Now (★★★★½) is one of the rarest types of films. Not only is it an unnerving thriller saturated with supernatural themes concerning grief, deceptive appearances, ESP, and acceptance of death, but it is also one of the few films to improve on its excellent source material, the 1971 short story of the same title by Daphne du Maurier. [Read more...]

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Pureflix Sets Release Date for God’s Not Dead 2: He is Surely Alive

Pure Flix, the studio behind God’s Not Dead and Do You Believe? has set a release date for God’s Not Dead 2: He is Surely Alive. The studio also released the first publicity photo for the film, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Jesse Metcalfe. [Read more...]