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 By Will Krischke    Films

Film Review

He hath shown thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -Micah 6:8 Just Mercy is based... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By Will Krischke    Films

Film Review

When Indian Horse opens on a Native family fleeing with white settlers in a canoe, you'd be excused for thinking this takes place several hundred years ago. After his brother dies... — Updated 8/20/2019

 By Will Krischke    Films

Roma and Juanita: Tales of Two Women

Alfonso Cuarón is one of my favorite directors. He made the best Harry Potter films, The Prisoner of Azkaban; the fantastic and memorable Children of Men, which is, at least on... — Updated 6/3/2019


Sweet Country

Sweet Country is a ponderous, brutal, and powerful movie about life in the Australian Outback in the 1920s. It is a very fine piece of filmmaking that I recommend with caution:... — Updated 11/24/2018

 By Will Krischke    Films

Paul, Apostle of Christ-Three Movies in One

There's a decent movie buried under the mess that is Paul, Apostle of Christ. There might even be two decent movies here. The trouble is, first-time director Andrew Hyatt and the... — Updated 9/10/2018


First Reformed: Puzzling, Provocative, Powerful

First Reformed is a puzzling, provocative, powerful movie. Ethan Hawke stars as Ernst Toller, the rector of a very small, very old Dutch Reformed church somewhere in upstate New... — Updated 7/17/2018

 By Will Krischke    Films

Hostiles Fails to Get Beyond Stereotypes

It took me a while to get ahold of the narrative tone of The Hostiles, because, when it opens on a white family living alone on the frontier in 1892, I saw trespassers-not good... — Updated 3/16/2018


Two Recent Indigenous Films Worth Your Time

Te Ata feels like a Hallmark production, if Hallmark were ever even slightly willing to be critical of the United States government and its Indian policies. It is a well-meaning tri... — Updated 1/4/2018



While Fences was released on Christmas Day in 2016, our reviewer, Will Krischke, feels if you haven't seen it yet-or even if you have-it's a perfect movie to pop into your DVD... — Updated 11/16/2017


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