Reviews

Whiplash

Gary Ingle
Whiplash
What is the acceptable limit to which students can be pushed? Does the end justify the means? Is greatness worth pursuing if it requires a tremendous amount of pain?

The Judge

Colin Stacy
The Judge
The Judge attempts to observe masculine relationships, their codes of honor, and legacies. Judge and Hank are archetypal, American males, closed off from one another, growing more callous with each unsaid word...

Gone Girl - Alternate Take 2

Kevin Nye
Gone Girl - Alternate Take 2
Gone Girl's message might actually be an important one. Perhaps we can actually cede that selflessness, in humanity, in marriage, is impossible, or at least unlikely...

The Song

Gary Ingle
The Song
The Song is a refreshingly authentic film. It doesn't feel like a sermon or even a literal interpretation of these Hebrew wisdom books...

Gone Girl - Alternate Take

Elijah Davidson
Gone Girl - Alternate Take
Gone Girl is as entertaining a film as I have seen this year. There is something deliciously enthralling about it’s pulpy narrative...

Gone Girl

Andy Singleterry
Gone Girl
I'm left with substantial questions about how what the filmmakers are trying to say through that evil. Some critics have interpreted the film as being terribly misogynistic, saying that Amy represents women in general. That seems unlikely to me...

Last Days in Vietnam

Andy Singleterry
Last Days in Vietnam
How much is a human life worth? Most of us would say, based on the image of God we all share, that every person’s life is equally priceless, infinitely valuable. But what if you had the opportunity to save someone’s life but had to defy orders to do it?

Believe Me

Gary Ingle
Believe Me
Believe Me offers a fresh, bold satire of Christian culture. Bakke and his friends saw so many humorous things in Christian culture that they felt they had to make a comedy to call out their fellow Christians...

The Boxtrolls

Colin Stacy
The Boxtrolls
The main visual aesthetic of this film is an unnerving grotesquerie. This aspect reflects the broken and disfigured nature of the town’s society...

The Maze Runner

Andy Singleterry
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner puts an interesting spin on this trope. The movie opens with a boy waking up in a freight elevator rising through a dark corridor and then arriving in the Glade, a rustic colony of boys and young men. He remembers no details of his life before the lift other than his name...
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