In her role as Elisa Esposito, the mute cleaner who falls in love with the Amphibian Man (Doug Jones) held in the government facility where she works, Sally Hawkings conveys passion and compassion without uttering a word. This feat is particularly impressive because Elisa shares several scenes with Richard Strickland, a cold war era government … Continue reading Review: The Shape of Water
New Episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk available today! Are you going to watch Jaws this Fourth of July weekend? Of course you are! What else would you look at this weekend? After watching it, take a look at this video essay! Jaws isn't a movie about a shark -- it's a movie about a … Continue reading JAWS: Amity Means Friendship (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 07)
New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, I look at the way Jordan Peele's 2017 film Get Out imagines community and isolation, and what the American church (particularly the white American church) can learn from this portrayal. Check it out!
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Get Out As indicated by its (nearly) unanimous critical praise and impressive box office receipts, Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out has been enjoyed by lots of people. For some white liberal filmgoers, myself included, the movie has been a revelation, dramatizing a type of horror that … Continue reading The Official (Not Official) Get Out White Liberal Bingo Card!
The Fits Anna Rose Holmer's visually striking debut film offers a lot to like, not the least of which includes its unique setting in an inner-city athletic complex. A sort of Suspiria by way of Creed, The Fits follows reserved tomboy Toni, as she switches her focus from learning boxing with her brother to joining … Continue reading Review: The Fits (2015, dir. Anna Rose Holmer)