Happiness may be a warm blanket, but Justice is a Bullet to the Head

By Coyle Neal on February 1, 2013

Review of Bullet to the Head, Directed by Walter Hill By COYLE NEAL This movie is a combination of the original graphic novel and all previous Stallone movies (except possibly that soccer one). And… I don’t actually think I’m exaggerating much.…

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Are We Stand Up Guys?

By Kendrick Kuo on January 31, 2013

Review of Stand Up Guys, Directed by Fisher Stevens By KENDRICK KUO What makes a stand up guy? Friendships between three retired gangsters tries to answer this question in the just-released Stand Up Guys starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and…

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Big Trouble in Little China: Tina Turner Was Wrong–We DO Need Another Hero

By Alexis Neal on January 30, 2013

Review of Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter By ALEXIS NEAL Jack Burton is nobody special. He’s just your average red-blooded American—a loudmouth truckdriver with a gambling habit and a knack for getting into trouble. When his…

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Book of the Dun Cow

By Kendrick Kuo on January 29, 2013

Review of Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr. By KENDRICK KUO Aesop’s fables, Narnia, and Animal Farm, all rolled into one, would produce something similar to Book of the Dun Cow (1978), although Dun Cow is in…

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In Defense of Burning Witches

By Coyle Neal on January 25, 2013

Review of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Directed by Tommy Wirkola By COYLE NEAL Deep in the woods of Germany, a sinister plot is brewing—and the brew will be seasoned with twelve kidnapped children from nearby Augsburg. Enter Hansel and…

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Searching for Forgiveness in The Words

By Kendrick Kuo on January 24, 2013

Review of The Words, Directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal By KENDRICK KUO The Words is almost more a parable than a movie. The film has three interlayered stories—Clayton Hammond is an author who writes The Words, a book…

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Les Miserable, a second take

By Coyle Neal on January 22, 2013

Review of Les Miserables, Directed by Tom Hooper By COYLE NEAL “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” Luke 17:33 I went into Les Miserables without having read…

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Middle Earth is Inherited by the Meek

By Kendrick Kuo on January 17, 2013

A Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Directed by Peter Jackson By KENDRICK KUO After hearing the good reviews, including our very own Paul Miller’s take on the film, I decided to watch The Hobbit on New Year’s Day.…

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Not Fade Away and the Limits of Nostalgia

By Christian Hamaker on January 14, 2013

A review of David Chase’s Not Fade Away By Christian Hamaker As a young boy, radio and records were my best friends. We lived in a split-level home inBurke,Va.—not the bustling Fairfax Country suburb of today, but a new development…

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Justice at Zero Dark Thirty

By Paul Miller on January 11, 2013

An Army veteran and former CIA spook appreciates Zero Dark Thirty. For him, it’s all too real.

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