The film hints that the Japanese authorities learned that merely killing priests would not stamp out the faith. To accomplish that goal they needed something more.
M. Night Shyamalan’s films are often horrific, but for all the wrong reasons. With ‘Split,’ he offers audience something different and interesting.
‘La La Land’ is a love letter to classic Hollywood, a film for film lovers, with nostalgic references to the classic films of yesteryear scattered throughout.
This film about a young black gay man largely transcends politics, offering instead a poignant story about meaning and belonging.
Complex yet reverent, ‘Silence’ explores the meanings and dilemmas of the Christian faith, and decisively sets a new benchmark for religious films.
‘Passengers’ tells us a lot about progressive assumptions regarding society, individualism, and what it means to be human.
The critical adoration for ‘Children of Men’ is largely misplaced. The movie is technically brilliant, but fails even as the sort of political agitprop its admirers would like it to be.
What could have been a compelling story instead offers one-dimensional characters, terrible dialogue, and contradictory plot points.
Parents need to help their children develop a healthy understanding of death, and what it means. The right films, and the right conversations, can help.
With the score, the story of ‘Vertigo’ recedes in importance and the movie lover can luxuriate in the fusion of two art forms, the visual and the musical.
‘Fences’ is about so much more than merely race relations, for which the critical community mistakenly applauds it to this day.
At once colorful and stark, ‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an interesting experiential, artistic film—one that will inspire thought, even if it doesn’t delight.
‘Allied’ is a fascinating, intense film—but it would be even better if it the story’s central tension were allowed to fully percolate.
Before you buy those movie tickets, here’s a list of family films, war movies, thrillers, and romances perfect to watch over the Thanksgiving weekend.
‘Harry Potter’ fans who were disappointed by ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will find a welcome return of J.K. Rowling’s brilliance in this new film.
Every independent study of film tax credits has found they do not create lasting economic development nor come anywhere close to paying for themselves.
Michael Moore recently rolled into a small Michigan town to complain about its inhabitants and everything else he and company could think of.
The release of Sony’s ‘Uncharted 4’ this week is a rare cultural affirmation of the old-fashioned alpha male hero in the character of Nathan Drake.
New documentary ‘Can We Take a Joke’ explores how outrage mobs have ruined our ability to recover from tragedies and reduced the genuine assistance victims receive.
A newly stateside film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, ‘About Elly’ explores how we make sense of mysteries inside ourselves and each other.
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