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October 20, 2017
Review: ‘Killing Gunther’ Bungles the Execution
"Killing Gunther" might not be the worst movie of the year — I haven't forgotten about...
July 20, 2017
Review: “Dunkirk” Is Christopher Nolan’s WW2 Masterpiece
“Dunkirk” is a visceral experience unlike any war movie I’ve seen. It’s the type of movie...
June 04, 2017
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: ‘The Keepers’ and the Dark side of Christianity
Few shows have provoked as much rage in me as Netflix's "The Keepers." I started watching...
April 14, 2017
Review: Charm keeps “Fate of the Furious” from stalling
The final 45 minutes of "The Fate of the Furious" are some of the most...
March 24, 2017
Review: Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor return for another hit in “T2 Trainspotting”
The 1996 cult classic "Trainspotting" was released 12 years prior to director Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" and...
March 17, 2017
Review: “Beauty and the Beast” charms, never fully enchants
Disney's recent trend of remaking its animated classics has been successful because of the studio's...
February 11, 2017
Review – John Wick: Chapter Two
I've seen several movies begin with a car chase. "John Wick: Chapter Two" is the...
February 10, 2017
Review: The LEGO Batman Movie
See, Zach Snyder? Batman can be fun. Since Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" plunged...
February 03, 2017
Movies We Need: All the President’s Men
In light of the unprecedented times we're living in and the national turmoil surrounding us,...
November 23, 2016
In a year of uncertainty, one thing has held true: Don't bet against Disney. Sure,...
October 26, 2016
“Hell House” and shock-and-awe evangelism
George Ratliff’s “Hell House,” (2002) resonates with me in a way few documentaries have....
August 12, 2016
Review: “Pete’s Dragon”
"Pete's Dragon" returns wonder to family movies. Director David Lowery's remake of the 1977 Disney...
July 15, 2016
"Ghostbusters" is what happens when originality clashes with lucrative intellectual property. Truthfully, Paul Feig's remake...
June 24, 2016
No, ‘Independence Day’ was not your generation’s ‘Star Wars’
So, there's not a review here for this week's big release, "Independence Day: Resurgence." In...
June 22, 2016
Halftime: The best films of 2016 (so far)
We're quickly approaching the midpoint of the year, and it's been an interesting one. If...
June 17, 2016
Review: “Finding Dory”
Five years after its release, "Cars 2" still instills dread in Pixar lovers. Never mind...
June 10, 2016
“The Conjuring 2”: Ghostbusting with love
James Wan's "Conjuring" movies are something rare in the horror genre: warm-hearted stories that scare the...
June 03, 2016
“Popstar” brings the jokes, lacks the bite
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters about some comedies is...
June 01, 2016
Review: “Weiner” is fascinating, frustrating look at scandal
At one point in the new documentary "Weiner," when disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is...
May 28, 2016
The dogged, bruised decency of “The Nice Guys”
Something in my DNA responds to Shane Black's work. Ever since I watched "Lethal Weapon" with...
May 05, 2016
Review — Captain America: Civil War
It might be hard to have a coherent conversation with me about "Captain America: Civil...
April 03, 2016
“God’s Not Dead 2,” Persecution Boogaloo
First, the good news: "God's Not Dead 2" is almost kind of good. It is,...
March 23, 2016
‘Batman v Superman’: Where are the good guys?
Every once in awhile, I'll walk in on my 4-year-old son playing with his superhero...
March 11, 2016
Review: “10 Cloverfield Lane”
There's very little that "10 Cloverfield Lane" has in common with "Cloverfield" on a narrative...
March 09, 2016
Vintage Chrisicisms: Reopening the ‘Cloverfield’ mystery box
Eight years later, "Cloverfield's" biggest legacy might be its trailer. That's an odd thing to...
March 04, 2016
‘Fuller House’ is inexcusable in the age of great family sitcoms
After 20 years away, it looks like the Tanners aren't going anywhere soon. This week,...
February 28, 2016
The Road to Easter: Godspell
When I was a high school freshman, I scored a bit part in our fall...
February 05, 2016
Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!
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