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Two films: One controversial but both powerful

The Shack Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Avraham Aviv Alush, Sumire Matsubara In The Shack, Sam Worthington plays a guy named Mack, who, after a family... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

FILM REVIEWS

La La Land Hidden Figures La La Land "La La Land" seems to barely exist as a movie. It is so light and breezy, so stocked with nostalgia and whimsy, dream sequences, and references... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Films offer insight into Navajo culture and oil industry

Drunktown's Finest Deepwater Horizon "Drunktown's Finest" is set in the fictional town of Dry Lake, New Mexico, which is pretty clearly a stand-in for Gallup, New Mexico. If you're... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

Film Reviews

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Twisting the knife for the sake of it

The cinematic offerings that highlight Native American or Indigenous issues or feature promising Native American or Indigenous actors have been pretty thin lately, but I thought... — Updated 3/15/2014

 

42: The kind of movie Jackie Robinson would want

As anybody who knows anything already knows, 42 is the answer to the question of Life, the Universe and Everything. It also happens to be the number Jackie Robinson, the first... — Updated 5/25/2013

 

Lincoln and Dakota 38

Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln is deceptively titled; this isn’t a biopic in the traditional sense of the form. A better title would be “The 13th Amendment,” but it’s... — Updated 3/17/2013

 

The Hobbit

If you read this column regularly, you know that I am not a fan of comparing books to movies. They are two very different mediums with different strengths that aren’t going to... — Updated 1/19/2013

 

Crooked Arrows

If you’ve been following the story of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team (and if you haven’t, you really should start) you know it’s the kind of thing that would make a... — Updated 12/16/2012

 

Big Miracle on the Ice

In an odd aligning of the cinematic planets, two quite good movies set amongst the Inupiats of Barrow, Alaska have become available on DVD within the last few weeks. Barrow is the... — Updated 9/26/2012

 

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