James Gandolfini’s Praiseworthy Final Bow: The Drop

Fans of The Sopranos and The Wire will discover much to appreciate in this fine suspense film. [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Drop’ (2014)

Set in a cold, dark Brooklyn, Michael Roskam’s gangster drama, The Drop, follows Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), a lonely bartender of a “drop bar” used by a Chechen mobster to funnel money to local gangsters. When the bar is robbed of several thousand of the mob’s money, and Bob unwittingly gives an investigator more information [Read More...]

Land Ho! (dir. Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens, USA, 2014)

A wise comedy with warm characters, set in lovely Iceland, is a welcome addition to the summer movie roster. [Read more...]

The Normal Heart (dir. Ryan Murphy, USA, 2014)

This year’s Emmy winner for Outstanding Television Movie uses a terrific ensemble to tell the gripping story of the AIDS crisis in early 1980′s New York. [Read more...]

New: See ‘The Giver,’ Help a Kid Learn to Read

Part of each ticket sold this weekend will go to a literacy foundation. [Read more...]

The Zero Theorem (dir. Terry Gilliam)

Terry Gilliam’s latest sci-fi dystopia challenges the mind and overwhelms the senses. [Read more...]

Beyond God’s Not Dead: Three Better Films About Clashing Worldviews

It’s high time to look past “God’s Not Dead” and examine three far superior movies from the past year (“The Unbelievers,” “Philomena,” and “Broken Circle Breakdown”) that prominently featured clashing believer and unbeliever characters. [Read more...]

8 Things ‘Christian’ Filmmakers Can Learn From ‘Calvary’

‘Calvary’ explores faith without sacrificing quality. Here’s how that’s done. [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Giver’ Brings Beloved Book into Vibrant Color

When a youth becomes aware of horrors of humanity, does he react with hope or despair? [Read more...]

Why We Need ‘The Giver’

In a movie landscape dominated by teen heroes, The Giver makes the case for grown-up freedom. [Read more...]


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