Film Reviews

The Hateful Eight - I really enjoyed Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, but I’m not sure that’s a good thing. The film, presented in… Read more The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road - If Mad Max: Fury Road was just a dumb action movie it would still be one of the best in years.… Read more Mad Max: Fury Road
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter - This review originally appeared at Reel Spirituality Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo (1996) opens with a message saying the film… Read more Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
What We Do in the Shadows - This review originally appeared at Reel Spirituality What We Do in the Shadows comes toward the end of a recent… Read more What We Do in the Shadows
Kingsmen - This review originally appeared at Reel Spirituality In the first 15 minutes of the spy/action/adventure film Kingsman, a man is… Read more Kingsmen
Blackhat - This review originally appeared at Reel Spirituality Michael Mann’s 2004 film Collateral, came along at just the right time to… Read more Blackhat
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Like the other guy, Captain America fights for truth, justice and the American way. It is that last bit that… Read more Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Calvary - This is part II of an essay. Part I is here. The global recession that hit the world in 2008… Read more Calvary
Ida - This is Part I of a longer essay. Part II is here. Ida is, by design, a sparse film set… Read more Ida
The Lock Charmer (El Cerrajero) - A version of this review was originally written for, and published at the Reel Spirituality blog for their Sundance 2014 coverage. The… Read more The Lock Charmer (El Cerrajero)
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