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...]

“Can you draw out Leviathan with a fishhook?”

Profoundly Russian – in both the literal and literary sense [Read more...]

Ida Packs Guilt, Pain and Faith Into 80 Minutes

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

Museum Hours Teach Art and Life

Pieter Bruegel instructs us on the minutiae of life. [Read more...]

Like Father, Like Son a Valentine’s Day Gift for Film Lovers

A beautiful lesson in love. [Read more...]

The Past Sneaks Up on You

The Past is a richly textured, superbly acted drama, and yet another indication that Farhadi is one of the best current excavators of the human condition. [Read more...]

Grandmaster, Your Kungfu is Weak

The Grandmaster fails [Read more...]

Beyond the Hills Joins the List of Great Spiritual Dramas

Review of Beyond the Hills, Directed by Christian Mungiu Here’s the bottom line on Beyond the Hills, the new film from Romania’s Christian Mungiu: It’s one of the best religious dramas in recent memory, on par with the great spiritual dramas from Ingmar Bergman in his prime (The Seventh Seal, The Virgin Spring, The Silence). But [Read More...]

Life, Above All

Review of Life, Above All, Directed by Oliver Schmitz By KENDRICK KUO Rating: 7/10 Life, Above All is not a film for the faint of heart. This gut-wrenching South African film, adapted from Alan Stratton’s novel Chandra’s Secret, is a fictional thread in a very real piece of South Africa’s fabric—namely, children orphaned by AIDS. [Read More...]


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