Cannes-winner can’t live up to the hype

This year's top prize at the Cannes film festival is an audacious, lurid circus that leaves me not only disappointed but actually regretting the experience.


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Soderbergh is suddenly back on his ‘A’-game with No Sudden Move

Soderbergh is back doing what he does best — scattering criminals like billiard balls, and then knocking down one strong scene after another. He may not play a perfect game here, but this is one of his best in many years.


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If you had to pick five movies that were “formational,” what would they be?

If you were asked to name five films that have been influential in shaping your faith in some way, what five films would you choose? I found this question extremely challenging. I am thrilled to share this video of my conversation with film scholar Catherine Barsotti, Renovaré president Chris Hall, and show host Carolyn Arends. Enjoy!


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Quo vadis, Aida? (2021)

How does it make any sense to give our attention to the dramatization of a society's violent overthrow while we we are watching it happen in the real world, right now, either elsewhere in the world or here, either swiftly or in slow motion? Nevertheless, this might be the best time for us to watch Quo vadis, Aida? and open our imaginations to its characters.


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The Inner Language of Wolfwalkers – a guest post by Micah Rickard

Special guest reviewer Micah Rickard offers some reflections on a very tricky matter that Cartoon Saloon's Wolfwalkers handles particularly well.


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In Jarmusch’s world of bus drivers and poets, Paterson inherits the earth

One of the most important discoveries of this year's Glen Workshop was this: Not enough people have seen Jim Jarmusch's Paterson. Here's my original review.


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A Quiet Place Part II is loud with familiar summer movie thrills

Krasinski's follow-up to his smash-hit sci-fi thriller works like a charm — mostly because it's made up of familiar sequences that worked like a charm in better movies.


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