Jazz Biopic Battle Goes to Baker

Miles Davis may have been a more skilled trumpeter than Chet Baker, but the West Coast legend is the focus of the superior biopic. [Read more…]

With ‘Knight of Cups,’ Have We Already Seen the Best Film of 2016?

Terrence Malick’s style may have reached its apex with this story of spiritual struggle. [Read more…]

A Longing for Something More Suffuses Only Yesterday

A delicately told early entry from Studio Ghibli gets an American release. [Read more…]

The Top 20 Films of 2015

Counting down the year’s 20 best films. [Read more…]

Middleburg Film Festival Puts Spotlight on Church Scandal

Faith, truth and belief fuel a strong slate of films at an up-and-coming festival. [Read more…]

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Can’t Transcend a Tired Framing Story

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is uneven, but in its best moments, the film is captivating. [Read more…]

Mavis! Closes AFI Docs Festival With a Gospel Shout

Highlights from Days 4 and 5 of the AFI Docs documentary film festival. [Read more…]

Anger, Artistry Characterize AFI Docs Audience Award Winner

A look at highlights from Day 3 at the AFI Docs documentary film festival. [Read more…]

AFI Docs Highlight the Role of Faith, Family in Making a ‘Better World’

Highlights from Days 1 and 2 at the AFI documentary film festival. [Read more…]

McFarland, USA Shows How to Run the Race

Well played if overly familiar, this inspirational sports story is tough to fault. [Read more…]


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