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Marshall

October 12, 2017

Marshall is the true story of Thurgood Marshall, a NAACP attorney who would later become the first African American justice of the Supreme Court. Marshall focuses on Thurgood’s early life and one case in particular. At the time Thurgood Marshall traveled all over the United States defending clients of color who had been falsely accused […]

A Ghost Story

July 6, 2017

“For there is no enduring remembrance of the wise or of the fools, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten.” (Ecclesiastes 2:16) A Ghost Story is a riveting look at humanity’s place in time. This intriguing meditation on the moments that make up a life will cause viewers to […]

Silence

January 6, 2017

Martin Scorsese has a higher purpose in making films. He is not merely trying to entertain or provide a couple of hours of escapism. He wants the viewer to wrestle with difficult questions. Silence is a mixture of beautiful filmmaking and a complex and challenging story that will linger with you long after the final […]

Top Films of 2016

January 5, 2017

Hell or High Water Hell or High Water is a perfect film. The acting, story, music, direction all come together to make a film you will want to return to over and over again. I recently viewed it for a second time and it was just as satisfying as the first. It is a modern […]

Rules Don’t Apply

November 21, 2016

After a long break from acting and making films, Warren Beatty returns to the big screen this week with Rules Don’t Apply. The film is a nostalgic love story set in 1950’s Hollywood. Although it is centered around the larger-than-life figure of Howard Hughes, Beatty insists it is not a biopic. This well-made passion project […]

Pete’s Dragon

August 12, 2016

Pete’s Dragon is a mix of all kinds of different things that will encourage various emotions in the viewer. If you are looking for a faithful remake of the original, then you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a film with impressive visual effects based off characters you are familiar with, then you […]

Metalhead

March 31, 2015

Metalhead is an Icelandic film about grief and loss. It opens with a farming accident that will forever alter the life of a family and the small rural community in which they live. The film focuses on Hera (Thora Bjorg Helga) who witnesses the tragedy. The loss of her older brother causes her to undergo […]

Boyhood

September 9, 2014

Richard Linklater is a master at capturing the mood of a town (Bernie), generation (Slacker), or period of life (Dazed and Confused). In his latest film, Boyhood, he uses this talent to follow the lifeĀ of a boy from age six to eighteen. Linklater is probably the first director to take twelve years to film and […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2014

I am a fan of the Planet of the Apes series. I believe the original with Charlton Heston is a classic. Even if the ape costumes are dated and it is a little corny at times, it still holds up very well. I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake even though it was a flawed film. […]

Best Films of 2014, So Far

July 5, 2014

The Lego Movie I cannot recall the last time a major Hollywood studio put out a movie this funny and original. The Lego Movie is visually stunning, meaningful, and a great time. The film invites you into the creative world of Legos (Transformers take notes) and makes you feel like a kid again. It has […]