Birdman: the Torture of Creative Integrity

Review of Birdman, Directed by Alejandro Inarritu Oscars are useful as cultural barometers. They say much about what we think is excellent–and, thus, about ourselves. While the Academy was crowning Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman Best Picture of 2014, I was watching the film itself, suspecting it was about to win the laurels, wondering what its canonization [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...]

Fantastic Four is a fantastic flop

Break out your tents and sleeping bags, because it’s about to get campy [Read more...]

Ricki and the Flash want us to forgive ourselves

A story of forgiveness without confession [Read more...]

Rogue Nation set to reinvigorate the Mission: Impossible franchise

Impossible feats performed by possible characters [Read more...]

Paper Towns tears down the straight-laced facade of suburbia

The teenage philosophers and poets are back, and it’s delightful [Read more...]

Irrational Man is a hopeless triumph of the conscience

It sure would be comforting to be a Christian… [Read more...]

Southpaw shows us the virtues of floating like a butterfly

The story of a boxer who learns to grow up [Read more...]

Ant-Man brilliantly scales down the Marvel universe

If you can’t go bigger… go smaller. [Read more...]

Jimmy’s Hall: Footloose in Ireland

The classic story of religious prudes versus enlightened love. [Read more...]


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