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War Room

War Room

Alex and Stephen Kendrick are the Joel and Ethan Coen of the Christian movie scene. The brothers made a name for themselves with the independent faith-based Read More

Digging for Fire

Digging for Fire

After creating his loose brand of independent film for about a decade – including five features in the past three years – Joe Swanberg seemed poised Read More

American Ultra

American Ultra

American Ultra is a fun, creative little lark of a movie… that also frequently takes dark detours and mires in nasty ultraviolence. It’s a bit of Read More

Sinister 2

Sinister 2

How do you prefer your Sinister? Do you like the notion of mysterious Super 8 films spilling snuff-like visions of death out over an intriguing and Read More

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47

You don’t have to know anything about the videogame version of this character to appreciate what is being done in Hitman Agent 47. You don’t even Read More

Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

There are a few subjects Hollywood can’t seem to get right. The basic biopic escapes them, having long turned into a turgid collection of recognizable rags Read More

The Gift

The Gift

The past comes back to haunt the characters in Joel Edgerton’s effective thriller The Gift, a riff on the stalker psycho slow burn examples of the Read More

Vacation (2015)

Vacation (2015)

In this era of incessant sequels and long-dormant reboots of classic franchises, the common response from those of us who starve for originality is to ask Read More

Pixels

Pixels

Pixels is about as entertaining as a video game-based action comedy produced by and starring Adam Sandler can be. That is to say, working from a Read More

Southpaw

Southpaw

Southpaw struggles. It has the weight of one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances, but a pedigree that wastes it under a sea of cinematic melodrama. A Read More

Trainwreck

Trainwreck

The RomCom gets a reprieve from its status on cinematic Death Row with Trainwreck. Amy Schumer, this year’s humor “it” girl has crafted a brilliant starring Read More

Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Failure seemed imminent on Ant-Man after Edgar Wright, the man whose skewed perspective, anarchic sense of humor, and whiz-bang visual style promised to breathe vibrant life Read More