“Believe Me” (2014): Faking it for Jesus (Review)
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“Believe Me” (2014): Faking it for Jesus (Review)

Take me to church and show me the true meaning of…money?

“The Book of Life” (2014): Viva la…Muerte? (Review)
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“The Book of Life” (2014): Viva la…Muerte? (Review)

In 1993, then King of Macabre, Tim Burton, produced The Nightmare Before Christmas, a dark, yet comical, look at the other side of life and…

BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)
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BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)

It’s been said that every story needs an audience to accept at least one coincidence, one stretch of the imagination.  Field of Dreams asks for…

“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” (2014): David, Goliath, and a Baseball Bat (Review)
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“The Battered Bastards of Baseball” (2014): David, Goliath, and a Baseball Bat (Review)

When I was young and went to get my haircut at the barber (the one my dad had gone to for years prior to my arrival),…

“Boyhood” (2014): A Decade Mediocrely Spent (Review)
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“Boyhood” (2014): A Decade Mediocrely Spent (Review)

In case it wasn’t clear, Boyhood is unprecedented. It deserves our undivided attention and unwavering reverence. Shot for twelve-consecutive years, using the same cast and…

“The Raid 2: Berandal” (2014): Thugs, Slugs, & Bloody Rugs (Review)
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“The Raid 2: Berandal” (2014): Thugs, Slugs, & Bloody Rugs (Review)

The Raid: Redemption is one of the greatest action films of all time. The first scene gave us the sympathetic protagonist, Rama – a SWAT…

RIFF Review: Blue is the Warmest Color

The sexual awakening and subsequent growth of a young French woman. Blue is the Warmest Color, adapted from a comic by director Abdellatif Kechiche, takes this simple,…

Film Review: Brief Encounter (1945)

Romance looks better in black and white, or so it seems. Still, Brief Encounter is not a highly romantic film. It is about guilt as…

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