Reviews

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Kevin Marks
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Most documentaries of entertainment people follow a familiar arc—the innate talent, the singular devotion to craft and rise to fame. Then, the fall from grace and public favor, and the final esteemed place in art and culture, voiced by colleagues, artists, and frustrated spouses and lovers. Neville’s film reveals that Fred Rogers’ path was so very different, but equally fascinating.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Alternate Take

Elijah Davidson
Mission: Impossible - Fallout - Alternate Take
Most movies are fantasies, not in the genre sense, but in the descriptive. Movies present a condensed, idealized version of people and the world. They tip easily into the realm of metaphor and symbol, creating and incarnating icons to which audiences can attach their own hopes, fears, desires, even prayers.

Sorry To Bother You

Elijah Davidson
Sorry To Bother You
The energy of the film is angry, but it is, after all, Juvenalian Satire in general, and, with respect to the individual characters in the story, Menippean Satire, so the judgement is real. It's disturbing by design.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Kevin Nye
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
We believe Ethan Hunt’s relentless passion to save the world because we see it reflected in Tom Cruise’s insane passion to entertain the audience at extreme risk. Tom Cruise will attempt any stunt to entertain an audience.

The Incredibles 2

Elijah Davidson
The Incredibles 2
While it is heartening to see the family pull together when the catastrophe comes, it is more heartening to see each of them recognize when another family member is in a moment of personal crisis.

Ocean’s 8

Elijah Davidson
Ocean’s 8
That’s not to suggest that O8 is without its twists. The surprises have more to do with the characters than the plot though.

Solo - A Star Wars Story

Elijah Davidson
Solo - A Star Wars Story
Balance sheets lack the faculty for recollection.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Elijah Davidson
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word is about as straightforward as a documentary can be. Pope Francis looks into your eyes and lays out the things he believes are most urgent for humanity today.

Deadpool 2

Elijah Davidson
Deadpool 2
Deadpool 2 isn’t for kids, but it sure is fun. I think it has a good heart too. There’s genuine sentiment on display in the midst of all the mayhem. Every moment of the film has been crafted to provide a good time for the audience

Tully

Christopher Lopez
Tully
Despite the clamorous portrayal of motherhood, however, Tully doesn’t vilify motherhood or raising a family; nor are self-liberation and relational independence presented as remedies to a disease generated by traditional family structures. It’s not about doing more of “this” and “less” of that.
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