Movie Reviews

A 19th century lithograph of the witch trials. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
“The Witch” explores boundaries of Christianity and horror genre

“The Witch,” directed by Robert Eggers was first released in January at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won...

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“Eye in the Sky” considers the moral dilemma of drone warfare

Modern warfare is complicated. Gone are the days when two opponents would meet on a battlefield and fight to the death u...

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Sisters rebel against female gender roles in “Mustang”

“Mustang” is one of those rare films that liberally displays its political message front and center but in a way tha...

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“Batman v Superman” v underwhelming start to DC universe

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is the follow-up to 2013’s “Man of Steel” and, if the tagline tells us an...

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Puritan family falls prey to religious extremism and demonic possession in “The Witch”

It’s not every day that an indie film receives both positive buzz at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and an endorsemen...

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“Hail, Caesar!” pays tribute to Hollywood Golden Age

Famed brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have long been considered by many to be two of the best writers and directors current...

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“Anomalisa” uses puppets to tell a very human story

What does it mean to love and be loved? What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to be human? By pondering these...

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“Room” is an excellent study of human psychology

I’m sure you’re familiar with the film scene I’m about to describe: after overcoming insurmountable odds and all m...

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“Brooklyn” about finding joy amidst tragedy

“Brooklyn” has a glow about it, as if it knows that it is far superior to any Nicholas Sparks film adaptation, despi...

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“Mockingjay – Part 2” fails to take flight

With the release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” last week, the franchise, based upon the popular young...