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  • Silence

    Silence

    ★★★★½

    SILENCE is a uniquely magnificent and poetic film. Only it doesn't feel new. It feels like well-aged cinema, consistent with Scorsese's best work of the past—TAXI DRIVER, MEAN STREETS, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. Most importantly, it is weighted, haunting, and contemplative.

    This story both challenges and encourages our collective identity and the many perceptions as to what following Christ "looks" like. Doubt, suffering, and silence are all realities of faith which Scorsese and Shusaku Endo help embrace and wrestle…

  • Love Actually

    Love Actually

    ★★★

    A great big tasty cheeseball to go with your holiday crackers.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    THE FORCE AWAKENS appealed to my love of Star Wars and met my expectation for that classically rapturous feeling instilled in each of us by the originals. I saw it twice and loved it. Especially the practical effects. I had held out hope that it would achieve the kind of bridging between cinematic work of art and blockbuster franchise that MAD MAX has, but that’s a tall order. Opinion: Boyega’s performance was unsettled, although close enough to hit its key…

  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Who needs film school when you have Mark Cousins for 15 hours? This extremely informative history of cinema is one of the best and most thorough I've come across.