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  • The Insider

    The Insider 1999

    ★★★ Rewatched 29 Apr, 2016

    I wish I liked this film more than I do...

    ...he said about just about every Michael Mann film.

  • Norma Rae

    Norma Rae 1979

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    Nice, observant movie. Field is good but not necessarily great.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 May, 2015

    "If you can't fix what's broken..."

    Fully satisfying as to theme, this is a throwback only in the sense that it reminds us of how much more thrilling stunts are than special effects. The choreography and editing is off-the-charts good...and a welcome relief to those of us weary of the uberfrenetic shot sequencing of Avengers and such.

    This is essentially one long chase scene, but backstory and theme are interspersed, and it's the rare action movie that shows rather than…

  • Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

    Henry Gamble's Birthday Party 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2016

    This film didn't ring true to me. Most films about Christians don't. Perhaps that's a good reminder that there is no monolithic "Christian" experience or culture to be depicted in films.

    That said, it's a film about Christians that isn't trying to be a "Christian" film, just as it is a film about gay people that isn't trying to be a "gay" film. That alone makes it worth a marginal thumbs up.