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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Miles Ahead paints a complex but uninspiring portrait

By Andrew Collins on April 7, 2016

There’s a fine line between swagger and conceit

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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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The Gods of Egypt aren’t that impressive

By Andrew Collins on March 1, 2016

Myth is powerful until it starts feeling like a videogame

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A Longing for Something More Suffuses Only Yesterday

By Christian Hamaker on February 26, 2016

A delicately told early entry from Studio Ghibli gets an American release.

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The Revenant’s Brutal World

By Kendrick Kuo on January 7, 2016

A chilling vision of Darwinian life

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The Top 20 Films of 2015

By Christian Hamaker on December 31, 2015

Counting down the year’s 20 best films.

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Firefly is just lukewarm

By Coyle Neal on November 23, 2015

An underwhelming series and an excellent movie

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Middleburg Film Festival Puts Spotlight on Church Scandal

By Christian Hamaker on October 30, 2015

Faith, truth and belief fuel a strong slate of films at an up-and-coming festival.

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