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...]

Lone Survivor: The Good War

Brutal and difficult, this is one of the most surprising, and best, American war movies in a generation. [Read more...]

Laughs and crazies in American Hustle

One dose insanity + one dose comedy = Oscar bait [Read more...]

Alexis’s Best Reads of 2013

Looking for something to read in 2014? Here are a few recommendations. [Read more...]

Coyle’s Best of 2013

Not the best published this year, but the best books I’ve read in the last 12 months. [Read more...]

Dallas Buyers Club

A cowboy finds common grace in the AIDS crisis. [Read more...]

Smaug is the one bright spot in ‘Desolation’

Peter Jackson’s playtime in Middle Earth is fun, but lacks heart. [Read more...]

In Search of the Greatest Movie Ever Made

What’s the greatest movie ever made? [Read more...]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Our Understated Habit of Daydreaming

Big dreams in everyday life. [Read more...]

Grudge Match Teaches Forgiveness

A surprising story of second chances. [Read more...]

Mandela’s Long Walk to Moral Leadership

A type of leadership uncommon in the US today. [Read more...]

The Wolf of Wall Street and the New American Dream

The land of opportunity gives way to the land of entitlement. [Read more...]

City Lights: Seeing Past the Surface

Is Chaplin’s classic as good as they say? [Read more...]

Llewyn Davis is Empty and Pointless

In case you didn’t know, these filmmakers are nihilists. [Read more...]


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