McFarland, USA Shows How to Run the Race

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

Timbuktu Rejects Jihadism

A film that speaks clearly and unequivocally about a growing problem. [Read more...]

Moral Discussions Engage in “Winter Sleep”

Breathtakingly beautiful and rich in moral discussion, this intimate epic earns every minute of its lengthy running time. [Read more...]

Lasseter, Miyazaki and Moore: “Song of the Sea” Expands Ranks of Great Animators

Irishman Tomm Moore brings another Irish legend to the big screen. [Read more...]

The Top 20 Films of 2014

1. The Immigrant The grace of God at work in the lives of the oppressed and the oppressor. Marion Cotillard is an immigrant and Joaquin Phoenix the man who takes advantage of her. But there are larger forces at work. Director James Gray’s most beautiful film is about a woman whose faith is tested but [Read More...]

A Gift From Heaven, but Only for a Short Time

A gentle storybook tale about the fleeting nature of life. [Read more...]

Where Perfection Is the Standard and Grace Is in Short Supply

Whiplash jazzes up a formulaic story. [Read more...]

E-Team an On-the-Ground Encounter With Noble Intentions

Human Rights Watch takes on tyrants. Is there any room to disagree? [Read more...]

Memorable Truths Mark AFI DOCS Opener

Most film-fest opening night selections disappoint. Not this one. [Read more...]

Ida Packs Guilt, Pain and Faith Into 80 Minutes

What, exactly, is the Christian life? [Read more...]


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