“Princess Kaguya”: A Treasure for its Visual Beauty, Despite its Flawed Story

The latest film from Ghibli, Japan’s masterful animation studio, astounds with its visuals while suffering from second-half sluggishness. [Read more...]

Clip: Tyler Perry’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned’ Play

Tyler Perry is probably the most successful faith-based filmmaker working today. [Read more...]

“Rosewater”: the Horrible Buffoonery of Iranian Theocracy

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut tells the true-life story of an imprisoned, Iranian-born journalist, effectively showing a populace longing for freedom from theocracy. [Read more...]

Interview: Kirk Cameron Wants to Save Christmas from Christians

Why are Christians so joyless sometimes? It’s actually sad, it’s interesting how Christians will sort of pride themselves on saying hey don’t you know Christmas is a pagan holiday. [Read more...]

“Ilo Ilo”: A Singaporean Slice of Home and Work Life

Now available for home viewing, this award winner adeptly shows us a family facing rough economic times, through the eyes of both parents, their son, and their maid. [Read more...]

Scroogewatch: But Of Course the Bad Guy is the Businessman (Big Hero 6 Edition)

Within a few scenes of Big Hero 6, the lines are drawn. Innovation, as evidenced by smart, wide-eyed kids in a university lab, is amazing and wonderful. But once a business gets involved, everything turns sour. [Read more...]

“Birdman” Is One Strange Creature

Quite possibly the oddest movie I’ve seen this year, “Birdman” paints a kinetic, funny, yet too smug picture of a has-been actor losing his grip on reality. [Read more...]

An Alternate View: “Interstellar” Flies High, Even If It Doesn’t Quite Reach the Stars

While full of the grand special effects we now expect from Christopher Nolan, “Interstellar” is also a pleasing if overlong reflection upon the enduring bond between parent and child. [Read more...]

Review: ‘Interstellar’ and The Meaning of Life, The Universe, And Everything

If humanistic pop science is a religion, then Christopher Nolan is its high priest and Interstellar its rapture story. [Read more...]

Review: Cozy Familiarity in ‘Big Hero 6′

Is there anything new in Disney’s latest? Yes and no. [Read more...]


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