Movie Review: Whiplash

Whiplash_posterby Tim Jones2/22/15
When hurting feelings are part of the course curriculum  •  With the Academy Awards being televised tonight, I thought I would try to get out and see Whiplash, one that has been nominated in five categories More » • (1472 views)

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Movie Review: Fury (2014)

Furyby Brad Nelson   2/13/15
War is hell. Movie reviews and opinions about war films aren’t much easier. As you know, I thought American Sniper was highly over-rated as a film — not as a vehicle for feeling proud of American soldiers, but as a work of cinema, of actual interesting storytelling. More » • (2654 views)

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A 50-year-old Movie More Relevant than Ever

ChuckHestonby Jon N. Hall    1/6/15
What would make a history-based movie from 50 years ago more relevant today than when it premiered back in the mid-1960s? The answer is events; the world has changed and has made the movie more relevant, more vital. More » • (2378 views)

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Movie Review — Exodus: Gods and Kings

ExodusBaleby Avi Davis   12/30/14
(Or how heavy eyeliner and even heavier British accents invaded ancient Egypt.)  •  One has to marvel at the current Hollywood penchant for repeatedly mining the Bible for its entertainment value. More » • (1745 views)

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Movie Review: Unbroken

Unbrokenby Tim Jones12/30/14
A movie of mind-boggling cruelty, suffering and evil  •  I recently went to see the movie Unbroken and anyone that’s not familiar with it should check it out if they can. It’s based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand who tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a son of Italian immigrants, in vivid detail. More » • (1008 views)

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Movie Review: Left Behind

LeftBehindby Deana Chadwell    10/6/14
My husband and I rarely go to the movies, but this one had me curious. I had read most of the book and seen the first attempt  (Kirk Cameron) at making a cheesy novel into a major motion picture. At the time that seemed possible More » • (1260 views)

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Movie Review: Roman Holiday

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu  8/24/14
“Life isn’t always about doing what one likes”  •  A couple of nights back I was watching one of those TV channels which specialize in old movies. It is not uncommon for such channels to re-run mediocre pictures from the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, which may be inexpensive to broadcast, but less than memorable. More » • (2981 views)

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Movie Review: Put Not Your Trust in Aryans

PutNotYourTrustby Jon N. Hall    7/7/14
FrontPage Mazagine contributor Ben Shapiro needs to be taken to task for his article, Why Conservative Movies Outperform Liberal Ones. His main thesis seems correct, but he off-handedly dismisses an excellent film that FPM readers would enjoy. More » • (1450 views)

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Movie Review: Beyond Silence (1996)

BeyondSilenceby Brad Nelson   6/22/14
If your taste buds have been blown out by over-salted American fare, this movie isn’t for you. This is a quiet little human interest story about clarinets and Krauts. More » • (1144 views)

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Movie Review: We Were Soldiers

WeWereSoldiersby Steve Lancaster    6/5/14
Not long ago I wrote a review of The Great Santini. I would like to follow it up with a review of We Were Soldiers Once, and Young. The book, by one of the most respected reporters of the 20th century, Joe Galloway, is solid reporting of the Vietnam War More » • (1699 views)

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Movie Review: Her (2013)

Herby Brad Nelson   6/4/14
This is going to be a somewhat unusual case wherein I tell you to go ahead and watch this movie but don’t blame me if you don’t like it. In fact, there would be something wrong with you unless you engendered some distaste for it. More » • (1278 views)

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Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

SavingMrBanks2by Brad Nelson   6/3/14
This is a somewhat fictionalized and sentimentalized account of the strained negotiations and birthing of the Disney film, Mary Poppins. The book’s author was the decidedly prickly P.L. Travers, played by Emma Thompson. More » • (2332 views)

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