Category: Film Reviews/Hollywood

Five Bad Reasons Not to See “Expelled”

The ever-tyrannical majority over at Wikipedia may have won the word-battle to spin Ben Stein’s Expelled as an uninteresting documentary “for Christians and the Discovery Institute,” but no matter… The truth is not killed when angry people stamp on it....

/ April 29, 2008

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Delightful, shocking, informative, perpetually light-hearted while deadly-serious, at times almost moving… Ben Stein’s documentary on the “Big Science’s” resistance of “smart new ideas” in biology, physics and cosmology, is a must-see. Stylistically, the film cuts back and forth from 50’s...

/ April 19, 2008

Movie Week at Mere-0: No Country for Old Men

In honor of the Oscars this Sunday, I thought I would devote this week to the five films nominated for Best Picture. So far I have reviewed Juno, Michael Clayton, Atonement, and There Will Be Blood. No Country for Old...

/ February 22, 2008

Movie Week at Mere-O: There Will Be Blood

In honor of the Oscars this Sunday, I thought I would devote this week to the five films nominated for Best Picture. So far I have reviewed Juno, Michael Clayton, and Atonement. It might be tempting for some Christians to...

/ February 21, 2008

Movie Week at Mere-O: Atonement

In honor of the Oscars this Sunday, I thought I would devote this week to the five films nominated for Best Picture. So far I have reviewed Juno and Michael Clayton. Based on the bestselling novel by Ian McEwan (which...

/ February 20, 2008

Movie Week at Mere-O: Juno

In honor of the Oscars next Sunday, I thought I would devote this week to the five films nominated for Best Picture. Previously: Michael Clayton. Juno is an engaging and stimulating story that is instructive without being preachy, stirring without...

/ February 19, 2008

Movie Week at Mere-O: Michael Clayton

In honor of the Oscars next Sunday, I thought I would devote this week to the five films nominated for Best Picture. As Michael Clayton is the only movie I reviewed previously, I thought I would start with it. Apparently,...

/ February 18, 2008

A Test for the Academy: Michael Clayton

When the Oscar nominees were announced, I was mildly surprised to see “Michael Clayton” among the nominees for Best Picture. After seeing it, that mild surprise turned into astonishment. The idea that this film could win Best picture over No...

/ January 29, 2008

Under Review: The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters, Denzel Washington’s second foray into directing, recounts the historic run by Wiley College’s–an all black school in East Texas–Debate Team, which eventually defeated the University of Southern California (not Harvard, as the movie depicts it). The unlikely...

/ December 28, 2007

Doing Something with Nothing: “I Am Legend” Under Review

Occasionally, movies manage to be entertaining in spite of themselves.  In these instances, solid acting, excellent special effects, and competent directing work to overcome what would otherwise be a fatal flaw:  no plot. I Am Legend, Will Smith’s newest film,...

/ December 21, 2007