Movie Review: Faith and Murder Mix in Gripping, Excellent ‘Calvary’

Why would someone want to kill a good priest? [Read more...]

‘Boyhood’ (2014) – The Start of Something Great

If you’ve heard anything about Boyhood, it’s probably the hype surrounding its groundbreaking 12-year production phase. This is a movie that started filming in 2002, and follows a boy named Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane) as he quite literally grows up before our eyes, with all the change and experiences that growing up entails. The [Read More...]

Review: A Dissenting View on Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

The very things other people loved were negatives to me. [Read more...]

Review: Zach Braff Grows Up in ‘Wish I Was Here’

The Garden State director delivers a new film about death, family, humor, faith, and love. [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ (2014)

To enjoy The Purge (2013), and its sequel, The Purge: Anarchy (2014), which must have gone into conception about the day the first film left the hospital, you need to buy into an interesting, albeit nonsensical premise; that one day a year all crime is made legal to provide denizens with a cathartic purging of their criminal proclivities. For [Read More...]

AFI DOCS Review: Three Fantastic Documentaries to Watch

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending D.C.’s AFI DOCS. For many, the annual, international documentary film festival is the closest thing you can get to a Hollywood red carpet experience on the east coast. With more filmmakers at the 5-day event than the city likely receives in an entire year, the [Read More...]

Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a mature, complex, and entertaining look at the road to war. [Read more...]

Review: Charming ‘Earth to Echo’ Celebrates Boyhood

Don’t let the familiar storyline stop your kids from enjoying this sweet, child-centric adventure. [Read more...]

Deliver Us From Evil – A Refreshingly Thoughtful Crime-Horror Film that Explores the Implications of Evil

WARNING: REVIEW CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS… I’ve always found the spiritual horror genre compelling for the question it forces its viewers to engage: Does the supernatural being shown really exist? For many, the answer is a scoff and resounding “no,” but when the subject matter (in this case demonic possession) falls under several religions that together [Read More...]

Lightning Struck My House as I Watched ‘Transformers,’ So Here’s My Half-Review

I didn’t make it to the dinobot. But I’m reviewing the movie anyway. [Read more...]


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