Category Archives: Movie Reviews

“The Invisible War”: Two Sides of the Coin

Crime is a bad thing. That’s a basic premise that everyone can agree with — violent crime, larceny, drug distribution — they’re all things that we want to avoid in society. I’m confident that everyone would also agree that sexual … Continue reading

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Noah: The Question of Faith v. Free Will

There is no better way to fire up controversy than to bring up religion, and that is precisely what Darren Aronofsky did in his latest epic, “Noah.” What fascinates me about the controversy, though, is that the myth of the … Continue reading

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Lone Survivor

I saw this movie a while ago, back when it was in theaters and playing out to drastically different reviews. I didn’t want to write on it until I’d also read the book, not knowing how much was cinematic fabrication … Continue reading

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Frozen: So Close, and Yet. . .

Disclosure: Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale “The Snow Queen” is my absolute favorite fairy tale of all time. It’s a strange combination of religion, coming-of-age, and a nice little tale of female empowerment. So, of course I was bound to be … Continue reading

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Prisoners: Symbolism With A Purpose

Much has been written of the currently playing movie “Prisoners” and its heavy use of Christian symbolism. Some critics have decried the movie as being heavy-handed with the dogma: others have extolled it for elevating a relatively straight-forward thriller movie. … Continue reading

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Julie & Julie: the Perfect Lounging Movie

Last night I was too exhausted to even read, so I quickly ran through my movie collection search of something light, yet not entirely insipid, and found my tried-and-true copy of┬áJulie & Julia. I saw the movie when it first … Continue reading

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White House Down: Action, Humor, and Social Commentary

I recently saw the new Channing Tatum / Jamie Foxx action movie, “White House Down.” I went to it fully expecting to see Tatum in a wifebeater, Foxx making stupid jokes, and lots of explosion — and, of course, I … Continue reading

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