Feature of the Week

  • Calvary (2014)

    This challenging story about the life of a tough Irish priest, caught in an impossible circle of relationships, mirrors the final days of Jesus. Click the movie’s title to read my entire review.

    Calvary (2014)
  • The Giver (2014)

    The best-selling novel comes to the big screen and I’m urging you to go see it. Click the movie title here to read my entire review.

    The Giver (2014)
  • Boyhood (2014)

    I’m urging you to see this film, which follows the same boy across 12 years from childhood to college. Click on the film title to read my entire review.

    Boyhood (2014)
  • Get On Up (2014)

    James Brown’s life was glorious, heroic and deeply troubled as well. Click on the movie’s title to read my complete review of “Get On Up.”

    Get On Up (2014)


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