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The Case for Christ (2017)

Title: The Case for Christ Directed by: Jon Gunn Adapted from: The Case for Christ Story by: Lee Stroebel (book), Brian Bird (screenplay) Produced by: Jon Gunn, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster When I told my friend that I was headed to the movie version of The…
May 22, 2017
DramaMovie ReviewsSci-FiThriller

The Circle (2017)

Title: The Circle Directed by: James Ponsoldt Adapted from: The Circle Story by: Dave Eggers Produced by: Tom Hanks, James Ponsoldt, Gary Goetzman, Anthony Bregman Published on: May 12, 2017 When asked me to review The Circle, I worried. The movie ][as of May 2017) has a 16%…
May 12, 2017
HorrorMovie ReviewsSci-FiThriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Title: Alien: Covenant Directed by: Ridley Scott Written by: John Logan, Dante Harper Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy CrudupMusic by: Jed Kurzel Alien: Covenant is the sixth movie in a franchise that is running on fumes.  This Covenant movie is a sequel to Prometheus…
May 8, 2017
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Life (2017)

Title: Life Directed by: Daniel Espinosa Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds Given the name “Life,” the title of this new outer-space science-fiction thriller, I was looking for a grand artistic gesture. I wanted a movie about all…
May 3, 2017
DramaFantasyMovie Reviews

The Shack (2017)

Title: The Shack Directed by: Stuart Hazeldine Written by: John Fusco, Andrew Lanham Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw While heading into The Shack, a woman in front of me in the ticket line asked for a ticket to “that Christian movie, whichever one that’s…
April 22, 2017
FamilyFantasyMovie ReviewsMusical

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Title: Beauty and the Beast Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans The new Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast” raises the question of whether cloning is ethical. According to my ever-dimming recollection, this 2017…
March 30, 2017
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Logan (2017)

Title: Logan Written and directed by: James Mangold Screenplay by: Scott Frank Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen Published on: March 13, 2017 Midway through Logan, the latest Wolverine movie about that most popular of the X-Men characters, an old man and a young girl…
March 13, 2017
DramaHistoryMovie Reviews

Silence (2016)

Title: Silence Directed by: Martin Scorsese Written by: Martin Scorsese, Jay Cocks Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson Silence, Martin Scorsese’s new movie, might be for another time and place. The movie opens with ambient nature sounds and then, for thirty seconds, is silent.…
February 23, 2017
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Title: Hacksaw Ridge Directed by: Mel Gibson Written by: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey On the subject of any American war, it’s hard to get past labels. Either you support the war, which makes you a warmonger, or you…
February 21, 2017
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Title: Manchester by the Sea Written and Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler About a year ago, my family was in a museum when our oldest son, age 8, wandered off. We looked around for him—quietly at first, then, in…
February 15, 2017