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October 26, 2017
Review: “The Florida Project”
Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project” is a miracle. A look at poverty that neither preaches...
October 17, 2017
Movie of the Week: Little Shop of Horrors (1986, Frank Oz)
"Little Shop of Horrors" might be the most adorable movie ever made about murder. Frank...
October 12, 2017
Review: “Blade Runner 2049” is Smart, Stylish Successor to Cult Classic
Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” was released to ambivalence in 1982, but grew in esteem as...
October 06, 2017
The best underrated Steven Spielberg
This weekend, HBO airs its documentary "Spielberg," a 2.5-hour long overview of the career of...
September 14, 2017
Review: “It” is Scary, Surprisingly Tender Coming-of-Age Story
Adolescence is terrifying. Bullies are in constant pursuit, your body rebels against you, and adults...
September 10, 2017
Christian Movies Need More “Blue Like Jazz” and Less “God’s Not Dead”
Whenever people find out that I'm a Christian and a film critic (but not, I...
September 08, 2017
Movies, comedy and parenting advice via podcasts!
Well, we're in the thick of fall now (except, of course, on the calendar). My...
August 23, 2017
What Are the Greatest Comedies of All Time?
Comedy films and comedians often don't get the respect they deserve from film buffs. Think...
August 15, 2017
A Summer Break
It has been a heck of a summer. Usually by August, I'm ready to toss...
July 27, 2017
Review: “Detroit” is Brutal, Messy and Essential
I grew up in the shadows of Detroit. I was raised in the suburbs outside...
July 20, 2017
Review: “Dunkirk” Is Christopher Nolan’s WW2 Masterpiece
“Dunkirk” is a visceral experience unlike any war movie I’ve seen. It’s the type of movie...
July 17, 2017
Catching Up: Baby Driver, Better Call Saul, Movies Are Prayers, and more
It's a great time to be a media consumer. It's also an exhausting one. I've...
July 13, 2017
“War for the Planet of the Apes” review: Hail, Caesar
"War for the Planet of the Apes" is the type of movie I thought...
June 30, 2017
Movie review: “Despicable Me 3” is a 90-minute headache
Let's get this out of the way: Your kids are going to love...
June 15, 2017
“Cars 3” Review: How Lightning Got His Vroom Back
It's official: I'm just never going to "get" Pixar's Cars universe. Despite the studio's ability...
June 01, 2017
“It’s My Favorite” Returns With a Pop Culture Gumbo!
If, like me, you have an insatiable addiction to pop culture, this a great time....
May 11, 2017
The Truman Show, Freedom and Less-Wild Lovers
In their book “The Sacred Romance,” Brent Curtis and John Eldredge discuss the rut that...
May 09, 2017
Holiday Road: My 5 Favorite Movie Road Trips
As you read this, I'm on a week-long vacation with my family. As such, I'm...
May 04, 2017
Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” keeps Marvel weird
It's easy to forget that "Guardians of the Galaxy" was the first big question mark for...
April 14, 2017
Review: Charm keeps “Fate of the Furious” from stalling
The final 45 minutes of "The Fate of the Furious" are some of the most...
April 07, 2017
Holy Week Viewing: 7 Films About Jesus
We're about to enter the most important week of the Christian faith. As we commemorate...
March 20, 2017
“Beauty and the Beast” and the backfiring of outrage
So, my piece a few weeks back on the outrage over Disney's choice to include an "explicitly...
March 12, 2017
Logan: Wolverine’s R-rated redemption
I've been wanting to write about "Logan," Hugh Jackman's final go-round as Wolverine, since I...
March 02, 2017
3 Reasons You Should See ‘Moonlight’ This Weekend
Hot off Sunday's historic — and famously gaffe-laden — Academy Awards, Best Picture winner "Moonlight" is expanding...
February 27, 2017
So, let’s talk about that weird Oscar night
Of all the times for me to go to bed early on Oscar night. I'm...
February 22, 2017
Why don’t I care about this year’s Oscars?
The apathy I'm feeling toward Sunday's Oscar ceremony is very strange. I've written before about...
February 11, 2017
Review – John Wick: Chapter Two
I've seen several movies begin with a car chase. "John Wick: Chapter Two" is the...
February 03, 2017
Movies We Need: All the President’s Men
In light of the unprecedented times we're living in and the national turmoil surrounding us,...
January 08, 2017
From “Rogue One” to “Empire Strikes Back”: What I watched on my winter vacation
Don't let the headline mislead you: this isn't all about "Star Wars." As I write...
December 30, 2016
My favorite films of 2016
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