The Vessel Proves See-Worthy

By Christian Hamaker on September 7, 2016

A Terrence Malick production steers clear of heavy-handed metaphor thanks to a bounty of beautiful images.

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Identity Crisis Applies to More Than Just Characters in “Morris From America”

By Christian Hamaker on August 25, 2016

A too-thin slice-of-life story leaves audiences underfed.

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Potent Story Lacks Punch in The Innocents

By Christian Hamaker on July 7, 2016

A Polish religious drama has a distinctive story but a less memorable visual approach.

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Les Cowboys Exchanges Indians for Islam

By Christian Hamaker on July 1, 2016

An update on The Searchers takes John Ford to France.

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The Neon Demon Doesn’t Know When to Quit

By Christian Hamaker on June 24, 2016

Style struggles to triumph over substance. Does it succeed?

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Sunset Song Sure Is Something to See

By Christian Hamaker on May 20, 2016

Gloriously old-fashioned and visually stunning.

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Last Days in the Desert offers portrait of Jesus the man

By Andrew Collins on May 14, 2016

Getting down and dirty with the hypostatic union

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Jazz Biopic Battle Goes to Baker

By Christian Hamaker on April 8, 2016

Miles Davis may have been a more skilled trumpeter than Chet Baker, but the West Coast legend is the focus of the superior biopic.

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With ‘Knight of Cups,’ Have We Already Seen the Best Film of 2016?

By Christian Hamaker on March 11, 2016

Terrence Malick’s style may have reached its apex with this story of spiritual struggle.

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Eddie the Eagle takes flight, but doesn’t quite soar

By Andrew Collins on March 3, 2016

It’s not about winning, it’s about the beauty of naively competing

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