Category Archives: Drama

Grace of God (2015)

There is a delicate balance to be found between the legalism of the Old Testament and the astonishing grace of the New Testament. Too often we are either overwhelmingly consumed with following the “rules” that we ignore the power of … Continue reading

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The Way (2010)

Emilio Estevez’ The Way joins the ranks of other classic “journey” films (think Wizard of Oz).  Tom Avery (Martin Sheen) is an ophthalmologist, making a career in helping people see.  He and his son Daniel (Estevez) see the world differently. Life has changed after … Continue reading

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J. Edgar (2011)

Clint Eastwood is a brilliant filmmaker.  We know this.  Just take a look at Million Dollar Baby (2004) or his World War II films Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters From Iwo Jima (2006).  I had to remind myself of this fact throughout J. Edgar (2011). Like Invictus (2009), … Continue reading

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23 Blast (2014)

Dylan Baker is known for his various roles in television and film. Namely, his role as Colin Sweeney in The Good Wife. Most recently he was J. Edgar Hoover in the film Selma. Many will remember him from other films … Continue reading

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Big Eyes (2014)

Margaret Keane, the painter famously known for the big, oversized doe-like eyes of her subjects, is the subject of the new film, Big Eyes. Tim Burton, a Keane collector, directs Amy Adams as Margaret Keane, with the script by Scott … Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury (2014)

“It’s not an easy book to read; not an easy film to make.” -Lee Caplin, producer Based on William Faulkner’s novel of the same title, the film tells the story of the Compson family, Some would argue that the James … Continue reading

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The Identical (2014)

Opening in the 1930’s Mississippi, in what could be a John Steinbeck novel, a man tries to find work to support him and his pregnant wife. He returns home with no luck to find his wife had given birth to … Continue reading

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Why ‘Rent’ Still Matters

Since the early 1990’s the musical Rent has inspired and motivated people to see the world around them as they never have before; to see themselves in others. A few months ago, one of the local high schools performed the rock … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

“Baseball isn’t just about business. You should have fun, too.” One of my fondest memories growing up is tossing a baseball in the yard with my dad. There were days when I would toss the ball against the large brick … Continue reading

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Night Moves (2014)

Director Kelly Reichardt delivers an intriguing ecoterrorism thriller with Night Moves. Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), Dena (Dakota Fanning), and Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) are done protesting. They are ready to make, not just a statement, but a strong statement. They chose to … Continue reading

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