Trance (2013)

Rated R. Our ratings: V -3; L -5; S/N -2. Running time: 1 hour 41 min. The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse— who can understand it? Jeremiah 17.9 2013 Fox Searchlight Pictures Danny Boyle’s film noir leaves the audience with even more ambiguous feelings than usual. This genre features characters whose …

The Purge (2013)

Rated R. Our ratings: V -8; L -7; S/N -.2 Running time: 1 hour 25 min. They sit in ambush in the villages; in hiding-places they murder the innocent. Their eyes stealthily watch for the helpless; they lurk in secret like a lion in its covert; they lurk that they may seize the poor; they …

The Croods (2013)

I love it when a film far exceeds my low expectations, as does this animated tale of a prehistoric family living in fear in a cave. The Croods could be neighbors of the Flintstones, with papa Grug about as bright as old Fred. His biggest problem, other than the dangerous hunt for food, is keeping his rebellious daughter Eep from being victimized by her curiosity.

Oblivion (2013)

Rated PG-13. Our ratings: V -3; L -5; S/N -2. Running time: 2 hours 6 min. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27.14 Although this sci-fi thriller takes place 60 years in the future when most of earth’s inhabitants have fled to one of …

Genius On Hold (2013)

Rated PG. Our ratings: V -0; L -3; S/N -1. Running time: 1 hour 31 min. Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, wickedness was there as well. Ecclesiastes 3.16 Documentarian Gregory Marquette’s film about a man cheated by the old …