Posts tagged Adam Driver
MOVIE REVIEW: Logan Lucky

The buzzing North Carolina public within the film Logan Lucky dub the central robbery a “hillbilly heist” and an “Ocean’s 7-11” perpetrated by “redneck robbers” and “Hee Haw heroes.”  With diegetic puns like those being thrown around, how could you not be entertained by Steven Soderbergh’s first feature film in four years?  It’s almost an invitation to pile on.  How does “clodhopper caper” sound?  What about “Podunk pilfering” or “backwoods buffoonery?”  I’ll settle for “hayseed hijinks.”  

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MOVIE REVIEW: Silence

But all of those lofty intentions will not be automatically transcendent for everyone.  Let me say it like this as delicately as I can.  The level of your Christian faith, or lack thereof, will formulate your reaction, appreciation, or acceptance of “Silence.”  It is an agonizing personal test for an audience, just the same as it is for the characters on screen.  This will either be a soul-rattling testament or maddening torture.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

No matter where today's "Star Wars" fans come from, all of them want the same thing out of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."  Everyone wants an inspired, entertaining, and compelling fantasy adventure.  They want a return of the emotions, wonder, and heartstrings that stirred and inspired their souls when they first encountered these science fiction fantasies.  With great pleasure and a nearly pitch perfect blend of innovation and reminiscence, J.J. Abrams promised, and now has delivered, all that anyone could hope for with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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MOVIE REVIEW: While We're Young

Folks, I have to come right out and warn you that this going to more of a blog post than a movie review, but it will count for both.  I just watched Noah Baumbach's new film "While We're Young" and I learned a lot about myself, but not all in a good way.  Through the title of this website, I say that "every movie has a lesson."  That's my hook and that's the lens I see movies with and I stand by it.  Seeing this film tonight was the kind of challenging and humbling experience I need as an amateur movie critic from time to time.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Tracks

In 1977, a single woman named Robyn Davidson, along with her dog and four camels, decided to trek on foot across that barren desert landscape from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.  The route was over 1,700 miles and would be about the equivalent of walking from Omaha, Nebraska to the Pacific Ocean.  In this country, that's a matter of following a few highways and crossing all sorts of populated areas.  In Australia, that journey is unmarked, dangerous, isolated, and devoid of almost any human help or settlement.

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