Not long ago, European religious cinema thrived. Now, religion typically appears in films only as a problem--and the solution to that problem is usually liberated sexuality.
Boxing movies are hardly ever about boxing. This one's real subject is the pull of family.
King George was terrified to be in front of a microphone. That's nothing compared to going head to head with the average North American congregation with nothing but three points and a poem.
This film about a couple struggling to cope with the death of their little boy has a limited imaginative reach. But the familiar can wield considerable power when the writing is honest and specific.
The third Narnia film features a new director, Michael Apted. The good news is that Dawn Treader is a worthy successor to Andrew Adamson's splendiferous earlier entries.
A special Christmas review of noteworthy books, movies and music.