Reviews

What We Do in the Shadows

Steven Vredenburgh
What We Do in the Shadows
By the end of the movie, What We Do in the Shadows’ occasionally pessimistic view of eternal life had me momentarily grateful for my limited life span. On the other hand, the hope of Christ’s return is eternal life for all who are in Christ...

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Steven Vredenburgh
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The action sequences in Kingsmen are excellently choreographed, and over the top in the best possible sense. The movie continues to find new ways to kill, maim, and dismember with glee. If you like exploding heads Kingsman is a must see...

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Kent Webber
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
As the hero of the story, SpongeBob embodies the humanist, can-do spirit of the film. He tells Plankton that everything is better if you are part of a team. But it would be unfair to attribute this belief solely to the humanist camp.

2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

Elijah Davidson
2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
Beyond the filmmaking itself, the shorts categories are opportunities to absorb punches of narrative power packed into tight packages.

Jupiter Ascending

Elijah Davidson
Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Ascending is an exciting movie with a good heart, a smile on its face, and a sense of social responsibility.

The Witch

Elijah Davidson
The Witch
The Witch’s movie world is one where people are sinful, and they reap the consequences for their sins. The family members’ individual temptations are the typical ones...

(T)Error

Elijah Davidson
(T)Error
[T]Error is a fine documentary in that its aim is to explore and discover this world of FBI informants and their targets. The filmmakers began following the spy because they found him interesting. Then a second path opened up to them in the story, and they had the wisdom to follow it.

Advantageous

Elijah Davidson
Advantageous
Gwen literally has to become someone she is not to survive. She has to remake herself in the image that society deems most fit, a conflict not particular to women but certainly one women face with greater urgency in our contemporary world.

Listen To Me Marlon

Elijah Davidson
Listen To Me Marlon
Still, this is, more or less, the Marlon Brando that Marlon Brando wanted us to see. It is good practice to trust people when they tell you something. It is loving to do so, and real love is what Brando said he was always after and didn’t know how to find...

Don Verdean

Elijah Davidson
Don Verdean
On first glance, Don Verdean is a simple satire of a portion of the Christian population, and a mean-spirited one at that. The foolishness on display here is the myopic ambition of a specific religious impulse...
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