Birdman: the Torture of Creative Integrity

By Paul Miller on August 26, 2015

Review of Birdman, Directed by Alejandro Inarritu Oscars are useful as cultural barometers. They say much about what we think is excellent–and, thus, about ourselves. While the Academy was crowning Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman Best Picture of 2014, I was watching…

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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Can’t Transcend a Tired Framing Story

By Christian Hamaker on August 21, 2015

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is uneven, but in its best moments, the film is captivating.

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Fantastic Four is a fantastic flop

By Andrew Collins on August 11, 2015

Break out your tents and sleeping bags, because it’s about to get campy

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Ricki and the Flash want us to forgive ourselves

By Kendrick Kuo on August 7, 2015

A story of forgiveness without confession

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Rogue Nation set to reinvigorate the Mission: Impossible franchise

By Kendrick Kuo on July 31, 2015

Impossible feats performed by possible characters

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Paper Towns tears down the straight-laced facade of suburbia

By Andrew Collins on July 28, 2015

The teenage philosophers and poets are back, and it’s delightful

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Irrational Man is a hopeless triumph of the conscience

By Andrew Collins on July 27, 2015

It sure would be comforting to be a Christian…

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Southpaw shows us the virtues of floating like a butterfly

By Andrew Collins on July 24, 2015

The story of a boxer who learns to grow up

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Ant-Man brilliantly scales down the Marvel universe

By Andrew Collins on July 19, 2015

If you can’t go bigger… go smaller.

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Jimmy’s Hall: Footloose in Ireland

By Kendrick Kuo on July 10, 2015

The classic story of religious prudes versus enlightened love.

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