Review: The Invisible Man Captures the Horror of a Woman Unbeleived

Invisible man stories have been around forever, going back as far as Plato’s treatise on government, The Republic. In that book, Plato’s teacher and main character Socrates listens to his chief interlocutor Glaucon tell the story of “The Ring of Gyges,” about a ring that allows its wearer to turn invisible (stop me if you heard…

Review:Olympic Dreams Fails to Place

What has higher stakes than the Olympic Games? Athletes spend their entire lives training for one or two events that occur once every four years and are often over in minutes. So it’s a little subversive that the romantic comedy Olympic Dreams has such low stakes. Filmed in a cinema-verite style in the Olympic Village during…

Think Christian: The Parable of Parasite

Parasite may not have been my favorite 2019 movie, but it was far and away my favorite of the Best Picture nominees. I’m particularly excited about Parasite‘s success because Bong Joon-Ho is a director fiercely devoted to illustrating the horrors of capitalism, the dehumanizing effects of a social structure built around competition. Some have argued…

Review: The Gloriously Violent Uplift of Birds of Prey

Few titles set expectations for the movie that follows better than the full title of the new DCEU movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). It’s an excessive title, one that puts the ridiculous made-up word “Fantabulous” next to the incredibly important word “Emancipation.” It’s a title that gestures at a…