In an opening scene that is shocking for both its lack of humanity and its restraint, Rosalie Quaid (Rosalind Pike) witnesses the murder of her husband and children at the hands of a Comanche raiding party in 1892. A few days later, Quaid is discovered by Captain Joe Blocker (Christian Bale), who is unwillingly escorting… [Read More]
In George Clooney’s Suburbicon, things are broken. The focus of the media attention in this 1959 paradise of picket fences and Stepford Wives values is the arrival of the first African-American family, the Mayers, who quietly move in across from Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) and his family. But the audience’s attention is drawn to a terse, charged home… [Read More]
P.T. Barnum watched his father toil in poverty, the family suffering in the shadows of the rich Hallett family. With love for Charity Hallett, and a desire to show the world a vision of joy that they hadn’t seen before, Barnum works hard to embrace a new life for his family. With starts and stops,… [Read More]
If you’ve been on the Internet for more than 5 minutes in the past two days, you are no doubt aware of a certain PR crisis surrounding an alleged Presidential statement. Nightly news anchors, local bloggers, church leadership councils and literally millions of people are in a state of shock and uproar and have taken… [Read More]
The reaction to The Last Jedi has produced levels of venom, vitriol, and vituperation not often seen in filmgoers. But is it justified?