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News, reviews, and interviews on feature films and documentaries.

The force is weak

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Faith & Inspiration | Earth-bound obsessions will inevitably disappoint and disillusion

Avengers: Age of Ultron

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | In this PG-13 sequel to The Avengers (2012), Marvel’s misfits are back to save the world—or at least keep it entertained for a few hours with 3-D action…

Noble effort

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Biopic of children’s crusader is effective but difficult to relate to 

Child 44 portrays the rarest of heroes

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Child 44 is a finely crafted portrayal of one man’s commitment to honor, love, and justice in Stalinist Russia. Tom Hardy splendidly executes the role of a…

Little Boy: A classic modern film

By Cal Thomas
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Movies | There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. Little Boy , in theaters April 24, could be a…

Desert Dancer

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | At first, Desert Dancer can feel like a camel ride that sends you jolting and bruising over every uneven storyline. Based on the true story of…

The Water Diviner

By Megan Basham
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Movies | With his directorial debut, The Water Diviner , Russell Crowe seems determined to throw all the ingredients of his past starring roles into a single mix. The…

Hallmark card faith

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Little Boy is well acted and well produced, but its theology is less than well

Salt of the Earth

By Juliana Erikson
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Movies | If you were to make a slideshow about the things that pain man most, you need only borrow from the hundreds of photos that grace this biopic about famed…

Don’t be taken for The Longest Ride

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Every movie educates as it entertains. The Longest Ride (rated PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action) quietly teaches the…

Woman in Gold raises questions the director probably didn’t intend

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Woman in Gold is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish woman who in 1999 at age 83 sued the Austrian government to recover artwork stolen from her…

Furious 7 travels familiar roads

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Fans flock to the Fast and the Furious franchise to see over-the-top driving sequences. Furious 7 (rated PG-13 for prolonged, frenetic sequences of…

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