The Thin Place #54: Entourage — Making New Fans and Displeasing Old Ones


In the newest episode of The Thin Place, Alex McKee subs in for Todd to discuss whether or not one has to know the Entourage television show to like the movie. [Read more...]

Hot Girls Wanted (Bauer & Gradus, 2015)

Pro-amateur porn agent Riley, 23, is surrounded by his young recruits in his North Miami Beach home. He flies in mostly 18 and 19 year olds and puts them up in his home.  CREDIT: Hot Girls Wanted

This much talked about documentary from Sundance is now on Netflix. I reviewed it for Christianity Today Movies & TV. [Read more...]

Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015)


Fury Road has set a high bar for action films: fully realized world, fully fleshed out characters, fantastic performances, and breathtaking visuals, all going full steam ahead without wearing the audience out [Read more...]

Because I Was a Painter (Cognet, 2014)


In contemplating art by concentration camp survivors, this austere yet affecting documentary offers a novel contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust. [Read more...]

In Country (Attie and O’Hara, 2014)

Vinh Nguyen, a former ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldier, now a war reenactor

War reenactment…huh…yeah…what is it good for? “Possibly something,” is the reply emanating from this documentary tracking a group of Vietnam War reenactors in Oregon. [Read more...]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Madden, 2015)

Judi Dench as "Evelyn Greenslade" and Bill Nighy as "Douglas Ainslie" in THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 2. Photo by: Laurie Sparham. Copyright © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox

It’s clear that when beloved matriarch figure Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) describes hotel entrepreneur Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (★★★) is attempting to write its own review. Sonny, she observes in a moment of droll understatement, gets a lot of things wrong…but never when it matters most. When he gets things right, it is a sight to behold. [Read more...]