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Wonder Woman: War to End All War

I didn't have a chance to see Wonder Woman until there was a break in the Van Cliburn Competition. Now that I have, I...

Norman: Anonymous Donor

I caught Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer this past weekend at the AMC Grapevine Mills, and I...

Shape of Water: God and Monster

You know that Guillermo Del Toro is Mexican, and his latest cinematic fairy tale The Shape of Water is set in America, but watching...

Housing Balloon

The best part of Pixar's new movie Up comes early on. The film starts with its main character, Carl Fredericksen, as a little boy...

The Best Documentaries of 2017

The types of documentaries that tend to win awards and appear on lists like this one are films that tackle Big Issues: wars, the...

Voiceless: Abort! Abort!

Maybe you saw “God Is a Boob Man,” Saturday Night Live’s parody of contemporary Christian movies, when it aired this past spring. After sitting...

Jackie: Camelot’s End

As with any subject that has been plumbed endlessly by journalists and historians as well as artists, a movie about the Kennedys needs a...

Beauty and the Beast: Ring My Belle

While in pre-production on La La Land, Damien Chazelle reportedly wanted Emma Watson instead of Emma Stone for the lead role. That now looks...

Suspiria: Dance of Death

First, a confession: I’m not a big fan of Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The production design and the music in the 1977 horror film are...

Alien 6: Xenophobia

Well, I went into Alien: Covenant not expecting much, and my expectations were met. After the sense of humor and easy storytelling that marked...