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RABBIT HOLE Family Movie Review

RABBIT HOLE REVIEW (Grade: C+) Grieving: The Movie might have been a better title for this plodding, but well-acted, film that explores loss and pain in great degree but doesn't spend enough time on healing and hope. Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) and BYU-grad Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) star as a couple trying to pick up the pieces after their young son dies in an accident. Though there are mom ...[Read More]

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THE DARK KNIGHT: Sadistic Flick or Powerful Morality Tale?

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Author's note: In 2008 a review published in Meridian Magazine called The Dark Knight an immoral celebration of chaos and nihilism. I wrote a rebuttal in the comments section, which Meridian asked me to flesh out into this article. Thus began my hobby of film-reviewing, as well as my place as a regular columnist for that publication. Quite the con ...[Read More]

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THE DARK KNIGHT Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Though this film deserves a very long review, as I have so much to say about it, what more needs to be said than has already been mentioned by the nation's critics, who have contributed to The Dark Knight‘s whopping 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Some are saying it's better than Batman Begins, director Chris Nolan's first film in this new Ba ...[Read More]

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NO RESERVATIONS Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) The Gist Charming little romantic dramedy breaks no new ground, but wins major points for not pandering to melodrama, but instead giving its audience an honest, touching, and uplifting little story. Remake of the Italian film Mostly Martha. ***1/2 (out of five) Rated PG (mild language and innuendo). Rent or buy it here.  The Full Scoop I am convin ...[Read More]