Media Matters Archive
Art and Craft
Yes, it’s an art house documentary, but it has all you would want in a feature film: mystery, suspense, and an intriguing albeit deeply flawed main character, who is pursued by an obsessed albeit flawed, good guy.
Investigative journalists are the prophets of our time. To share some of their stories and the risks (including death) they face every day is critical if we want their vital work to continue.
My husband and I were powerfully affected by the movie’s emotional heart—a father sacrificing his relationship with his children to save their lives.
Small Town Heroes
The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.
This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.
The Skeleton Twins
While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.
And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.
Not only is the acting superb across the board but, writer Beresford has magically found time to develop at least a dozen characters, giving one after another their own personal moment to shine.
Woman to Woman
Love songs tend to offer only one side of the story, or one emotional response.