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dunkirk

DUNKIRK Family Movie Review (Thomas)

Review by Thomas Olsen WHAT’S DUNKIRK ABOUT? Allied soldiers in Europe are surrounded by the German army with little hope of surviving.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE A) Dunkirk is an unconventional but striking war film. It’s both inspiring and horrific. While other war films tend to depict the gore and violence of war, Dunkirk goes the route of letting you feel what it’s like to be stuck in the h ...[Read More]

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Family Movie Review

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: B+) Neither as sharply focused nor as gripping as the two films that preceded it, this nearly three-hour finale suffers from pacing issues, some unclear dialogue, and a choppy first hour, but finds its footing to close out the trilogy with heart, plenty of action, and some terrific performances. If you thought 2008’s The Dark Knight was too dark or sadistic, you’ll find ...[Read More]

warrior

WARRIOR Family Movie Review

WARRIOR REVIEW (GRADE: A+) Before I tell you why Warrior is possibly my favorite film of the year thus far, let me make clear that, going in, I had no love for Ultimate Fighting and was as tired as anyone of cliched inspirational sports movies. In the case of the former, my limited experience with the sport has generally left me unnerved; for me, violence is something to be reserved for self-defen ...[Read More]

inception family movie review

INCEPTION Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Striking a truly impressive balance between engaging the mind, the heart, and the heart rate, Inception is the first movie since The Dark Knight that I wanted to see again the very next day (no coincidence since they were made by the same person). It has been said that Hollywood relies too much on special effects to cover lazy storytelling; not so ...[Read More]