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

Never everland

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Tomorrowland feels good, but its philosophy is hollow

Marie’s Story

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Movies | Marie Heurtin may be the French Helen Keller, but The Miracle Worker this film is not. Compared to the acclaimed 1962 movie, which made Keller an American…

The Farewell Party treats euthanasia lightly but leaves a deep impression

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Assisted suicide was illegal in Israel until last year, when the first court-approved case of euthanasia was carried out. The Farewell Party, winner of four…

Poltergeist scares up few thrills

By Bob Brown
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Movies | When horror-thriller movies are a dime a dozen, it takes a shiny penny to stand out in the roll. A dull Poltergeist doesn’t stack up to recent spooky spools…

Stunning new Mad Max installment shortchanges story

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Mad Max: Fury Road sets new industry standards in costumes and vehicular action sequences, cranking lavish special effects up to 11—with 3D glasses, up to…

Far from the Madding Crowd

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Far from the Madding Crowd has everything you’d expect from an English period drama: the charming dresses and hats; spectacular cinematography of…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors
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Movies | For the weekend of May 8-10 according to Box Office Mojo

Hot Pursuit

By Bob Brown
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Movies | From its opening scene, Hot Pursuit is so slow-moving (“How slow is it?!”) Al Cowlings could have outrun it in his white Ford Bronco. Even so, the well-cast…

Where Hope Grows

By Ian C. Bloom
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Movies | Christian cinephiles have long skirted the admonishment of Philippians 4:8 (to focus on matters virtuous and beautiful) in order to engage movies that are…

Making movies that save lives

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Producer Eduardo Verastegui talks about bringing pro-life values to the big screen

Growing up Christian in Hollywood

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Little Boy star Jakob Salvati and his father talk about the movie business

True Story is a thin, narcissistic tale

By Bob Brown
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Movies | True Story is an unsatisfying account of real-life reporter Mike Finkel’s fall from grace and bid to find redemption. The movie, based on his book by the…

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