Nicolas Cage gets enraged in Mandy

Here's an idea for a movie: They've taken the woman he loves. So he's out for revenge.

Frame 3: Unlearning to Read Along My Commute

A journal entry about the curse of compulsive reading.

Guest review: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Guest reviewer Damian Arlyn considers the place of Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood in director Quentin Tarantino's…

Trailer of the year?

Wild Rose rises above star-is-born clichés

Wild Rose has the stuff to be the year's biggest crowdpleaser... but it's already disappearing from theaters. Don't let…

Frame 2: Another Psalm 12

A personal paraphrase of Psalm 12, in which the Scripture becomes, in the moment, a "living word" indeed.

My ‘Nai Nai’ … and why I don’t care for The Farewell

The summer's most surprising hit, The Farewell has almost every critic singing its praises. Me, I might be a heartless…

Frame 1: Intersection

A journal entry.

Why I need Terry Gilliam’s Quixotica

Can Terry Gilliam, after all that he and this troubled production has been through, deliver a satisfying Don Quixote…

Georgia O’Keeffe and others review The Lion King (2019)

Disney celebrates itself by making a shot-for-shot, photo-realistic remake of an audience favorite. According to the…

Toy Story 4 and the Gabby Gabby problem

In Part 3 of my review, we wrestle with questions about controversial plot twists. (There will be spoilers!)

Well played, Pixar! Thoughts on Toy Story 4

Part One of a three-part reflection on Toy Story 4, in which I am proven wrong and the movie turns out to be a…

I Am Not a Witch (2018)

Don't miss this overlooked treasure from 2018: a mystical "fantasy" about a young Zambian girl condemned as a witch.

Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart is certainly energetic and exciting. But do its high-powered hormones overwhelm its generous heart?

Her Smell (2019)

Elisabeth Moss stars as Becky Something, a ferociously self-destructive rock star who challenges us to consider the…