Image

Chris Pine

How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism
12 months ago

How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” is essentially the sequel to “Braveheart.”

Robert the Bruce is one of the main characters in Mel Gibson’s epic of Scottish freedom. But in that Oscar-winning story …
Read More

Epic ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Teases Christian Sci-Fi Yarn
2 years ago

Epic ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Teases Christian Sci-Fi Yarn

Few remember Hollywood’s first attempt at bringing “A Wrinkle in Time” to the screen.

That won’t happen again.

The 2003 TV film didn’t have the star power the 2018 adaptation …
Read More

‘Wonder Woman’ Is the Best Kind of Movie Feminism
2 years ago

‘Wonder Woman’ Is the Best Kind of Movie Feminism

“Wonder Woman” isn’t the second coming of “The Dark Knight.”

Nor will the latest film in the DC Extended Universe make the scars from “Suicide Squad” heal any faster.

It’s …
Read More

Wonder Woman Immortalized on USPS Stamps
3 years ago

Wonder Woman Immortalized on USPS Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a series of stamps Friday honoring Wonder Woman, capping off the Amazonian princess’ 75th diamond anniversary year.

Taking advantage of a number of Wonder Woman …
Read More

‘Hell or High Water’ Nails Trump’s Shocking Rise
3 years ago

‘Hell or High Water’ Nails Trump’s Shocking Rise

You take a high-paying studio gig as one of five or six hatchet writers on a franchise movie. Or, you follow up with a piece of original work that’s not …
Read More

‘Hell or High Water’ Soars Between Lectures
3 years ago

‘Hell or High Water’ Soars Between Lectures

Some movies have that authenticity, the ability to transport us to a place as well as any thick paperback novel could.

“Hell or High Water” does just that.

This isn’t …
Read More

How Gil Birmingham Captures True Native Life
3 years ago

How Gil Birmingham Captures True Native Life

The two got along famously on set. They swapped stories and played guitars in between takes.

“We had very similar spiritual and philosophical views,” says Birmingham, an accomplished musician.

On …
Read More

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Nails Saga’s Prime Directive
3 years ago

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Nails Saga’s Prime Directive

The dynamic between Kirk, Spock and “Bones” McCoy remains the Dilithium crystal that power 50 years of “Trek” tales.

“Star Trek Beyond” understands that all too well.

So while “Trek” purists …
Read More

‘Finest Hours’ Sails Past Soggy Storytelling
6
4 years ago

‘Finest Hours’ Sails Past Soggy Storytelling

In 1952, a small Coast Guard crew rode to the rescue of a sinking tanker, challenging a storm that would make any sane soul cling to the shore.

“The Finest Hours” …
Read More

How ‘The Finest Hours’ Honors America at Its Best
4 years ago

How ‘The Finest Hours’ Honors America at Its Best

It’s the kind of selfless spirit producer Jim Whitaker hoped to capture in “The Finest Hours,” the epic retelling of that 1952 naval disaster.

“They got up in the morning …
Read More