Beyond the Mask (Burns, 2015)

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Who doesn’t like a good redemption arc? [Read more...]

As It is in Heaven (Overbay, 2014)

Chris Nelson as David, in "As It is in Heaven"

With his debut feature, director Joshua Overbay has created an intriguing story of a tiny cult, prompting consideration of the continuum uniting acceptable religion and fringe groups. [Read more...]

Hoovey (McNamara, 2015)

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Hoovey is the sort of film about which a youth pastor or sleep-over-host parent can skim a capsule summary and know exactly what he or she is getting. [Read more...]

Documentary Double Feature: “To Be Takei” and “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step”

George Takei, smiling as (almost) always, in "To Be Takei"

These two documentaries, now available for home viewing, offer interesting profiles of Nat Hentoff and George Takei, two American icons who effectively blend their involvement in the worlds of entertainment and civil rights activism. [Read more...]

Strange Rumblings in Shangri La (Guglielmino, 2014)

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The film, shot on 16mm, has a coloring that surpasses anything I have had the pleasure of watching in the last several months. In addition to the storytelling or the framing, the pure, saturated colors were a treat for the eye. [Read more...]

Interstellar (Nolan, 2014)

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A full plot synopsis of Interstellar would probably exhaust my thesaurus’ stock of synonyms for “inexplicable.” [Read more...]


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