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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★

    So intimate and sincere. Captures so well the complexity of family, yet the deep need we all have to belong. Subtle and sorrowful at points, yet celebratory and loud at others. Reminds me of the things that matter most.

  • American Gospel: Christ Crucified

    American Gospel: Christ Crucified

    ★★★½

    Really important theological discussion here. Solid content.
    But as a documentary...
    Subjects were good. Gave voice to multiple opinions (and presented one view as orthodoxy). But gave decent time to counterpoints.
    This film bites off more then it can chew with it’s audiences attention span. 3 hours?! Could have really benefited from some better focus and a more aggressive editor. This film can’t be taken in all at once.

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  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar!

    ★★★★½

    My parents weren’t quite sure what happened by the end of it. But my dad did appreciate the the last scene at the cross. A hearty (or mirthless?) chuckle.

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★½

    Love me some sci-fi, occasionally served indie-style. Nice performances from the lead actors, and some chilling moments from the writing. Great fun.