Battle Los Angeles (Liebesman, 2011)

The title credits of Battle Los Angeles, which I always thought were the ultimate authority in such matters, does not have the colon.  [Read more...]

The Adjustment Bureau (Nolfi, 2011)

The Adjustment Bureau is not a bad film, more like a dispiritingly mediocre one. [Read more...]

No Strings Attached (Reitman, 2011)


I don’t feel too grinch-like in saying I didn’t believe the film since the film doesn’t really believe itself. [Read more...]

Country Strong (Feste, 2010)

Country Strong opens promisingly enough: it uses the opening scenes to set up its premise and establish its backstory. Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a multiple Grammy winning country music artist who is in rehab after a concert meltdown which also either caused or contributed to the loss of her unborn child. She is befriended [Read More...]

True Grit (Coen & Coen, 2010)

The most difficult part of writing a review for True Grit, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, is resisting the urge to follow every sentence of praise, however moderated, with the word “but.” [Read more...]

The Tourist (von Donnersmarck, 2010)

I’ve always wanted to visit Venice some day. Aside from the setting, though, The Tourist doesn’t have much to recommend it. My full review is available at Christianity Today Movies and TV. [Read more...]