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Kenneth R. Morefield

Kenneth R. Morefield

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5 90% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) "The film understands that broken systems persist precisely because their brokenness benefits somebody. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 13, 2018
3/5 77% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) "The dialogue sessions are the heart and the best part of In the Land of Pomegranates. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jan 13, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1955) " It's fascinating to contrast these films with the darker (literally and thematically) post-war offerings of the Italian neorealists that were produced only a few years earlier. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 23, 2017
3/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) "[Scrooge] alternately haunts and taunts the author, but when the walls of the grave cave in on him, Plummer finds just the right note of desperation to melt our own hearts. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 23, 2017
2/4 45% The Star (2017) "It is meant as a mild endorsement to point out that this animated nativity story is every bit as good as the jungle adventures of the animated parrots, Blu and Jewel. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 93% Walking Out (2017) "Exactly the sort of well-crafted small film that should make us all grateful places like the Sundance Institute exist. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 87% Only the Brave (2017) "The firefighting scenes are spectacular, but the special effects never dwarf the human relationships-and that's as it should be. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) "Sadness, films like Goodbye remind us, can be an appropriate response of a tender heart made for joy but confronted with a fallen and broken world. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Steve McQueen: American Icon (2018) "it adopts a modest, understated tone while chronicling the Hollywood star's troubled childhood, spiritual seeking, and eventual self-identification as born-again Christian. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 3, 2017
96% First Reformed (2018) "I have been waiting most of my adult life for Paul Schrader to direct a great film. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/4 25% Birth of the Dragon (2017) "Whatever the criticisms, Yu Xia's portrayal of Wong Jack Man makes the film well worth seeing. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 10, 2017
3.5/4 70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) "How we think about our neighbor in the abstract can and usually is a very different thing from how we respond to that same neighbor when we have to look him or her in the face. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 98% Trophy (2017) "Trophy is unlikely to persuade non-hunters to go on safari, but it may make them think twice before calling those who do monsters. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2017
80% The Wrong Light (2017) "The film shows that we need committed, responsible, determined journalists because few of us have the resources to investigate the truth claims of those who make demands for our attention, our money, our votes, and our praise. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2017
No Score Yet Hot Type: 150 Years Of The Nation (The Nation) "Hot Type's shadowing of editor Katrina vanden Heuvel drags a little as she tries to navigate the periodical through those challenges, but the film shines as it follows reporters on the road. . . " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2017
90% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) "As Nobody Speak spirals outward from the Gawker case to examine the broader cultural conflicts between journalists and the powerful, it loses some of its focus but none of its righteous indignation " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) " Katabuchi, in what can justly be described as a labor of love, reportedly spent six years researching the history of Hiroshima... " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 7, 2017
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk is a war movie that plays particularly well for people who don't typically like war movies. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 23, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) "Not retelling the origin story also gives the film room to explore and develop its characters. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 52% The Boss Baby (2017) "As the story transitions from being about sibling adversaries to being about sibling allies, it suggests that happiness lies more in sharing our blessings than in protecting our fair share of them. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 25, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Despite its opaque messaging, The Young Pope is recommended. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 25, 2017
2.5/4 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) "There's more quiet than passion here. But the film is beautifully rendered and paints an exquisite, if at times painful, portrait of Dickinson and the severe New England religion that both shaped and vexed her. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 29, 2017
2.5/4 50% The Promise (2017) "Admittedly generic, but it covers an important topic respectfully. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 29, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story " We desperately need substantive, theologically informed debate about the goals of public policy and the likelihood of achieving them through various political systems. A renewed interest in Niebuhr is a small but welcome step in that direction. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 29, 2017
3/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) "A delicious thriller with broader spiritual themes about the modern world that aren't entirely developed. Stewart continues to shine. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 29, 2017
2/4 44% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) "Not an Atheist hagiography by any means, but not a refutation either. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 29, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet Disgraced (2017) "Director Pat Kondelis miraculously got both Rouse and Bliss to sit for interviews, and the contrast in demeanor and credibility between the two is impossible to overstate. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 29, 2017
100% The Work (2017) "The interactions between the civilians and the convicts, however, show us in startling detail that despite how different our circumstances are, the demons we battle as fallen human beings are remarkably similar. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 7, 2017
100% Served Like a Girl (2017) "Neither Served Like a Girl nor The Work generated much enthusiasm for me based on their catalog descriptions alone. They turned out, however, to be the two most engaging and inspiring films at March's SXSW Film Festival. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Apr 7, 2017
97% Hell or High Water (2016) "Nothing that Chris Pine has done to date prepared me for how good he is here. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Come on! Look at the title, for heaven's sake! Were you expecting it to be good? What were you expecting? " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1.5/4 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "The film's visuals aren't its only problem -- just the most noticeable. The screenplay is a messy hodge-podge that can't decide what kind of story it wants to tell or where its dramatic weight rests. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3.5/4 95% Creed (2015) "One of the joys of Creed is seeing Rocky at peace. It's been a long time since Stallone was allowed to play a character who could listen rather than fight, who could be rather than do. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2.5/4 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "I wouldn't exert much energy trying to steer potential viewers away from The Good Dinosaur, but to friends who asked, I would say it is one of the rare Pixar entries for which I would wait for the DVD. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 47% The 33 (2015) "As the crew drives into the mouth of the mine we are filled with a visceral sense of dread. The detail of having the men driven down into the earth reinforces how deep they are going and how unnatural the whole experience seems. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/4 71% Woodlawn (2015) "The Erwins' latest film leans heavily on a genre formula, but it is better than most "Christian" films. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 97% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight is a serious film, both artistically and morally, and it wrestles with explosive content while never feeling exploitative or self-aggrandizing. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/4 73% Everest (2015) "The film marches steadfastly past the comforts of melodrama and stakes its flag somewhere on the peaks of tragedy. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 17, 2015
1.5/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "While this film keeps the bare outlines of Bryson's story, it both misunderstands his comic voice and conveys it wrongly. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Sep 10, 2015
1.5/4 63% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Unfortunately the result, Ricki and the Flash, is an unfunny, unsentimental, erratic, listless, run through the paces. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It's surprisingly pleasurable, a romp through a series a snazzy set pieces that are linked by familiar themes. What's fun about it comes from how it's executed, rather than any innovation. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/4 84% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "Effective, but not satisfying. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2.5/4 86% Trainwreck (2015) "If Trainwreck frosts its cake with a you-have-to-laugh-or-you-would-be-crying-all-the-time icing, you can still taste that sadness in nearly every bite. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 17, 2015
0.5/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "It relies on time travel and computer technology to explain how people (or machines) could know things they don't know how they know, but not know other things that the movie doesn't want to bother explaining. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "It is better [than Rise of the Planet of the Apes]. Not by much, though, and not where it counts the most. It's better on the level of spectacle, but the storytelling remains shaky at best. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "I both enjoyed and esteemed the latest Pixar installment. But I'm not ready to give away the farm, quiet yet. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 17% Beyond The Mask (2015) "It's just a good, fun movie. " ‐ Patheos
Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/4 33% Entourage (2015) "My own complicated, conflicted, and guiltily pleasurable relationship with Entourage wrapped up this week. There might be other movies, but I've moved on. Send me a postcard from the 20th anniversary, maybe. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 82% Hot Girls Wanted "Oddly, Hot Girls Wanted made me less mad at the porn sites and purveyors themselves than at films like Taken, Don Jon, and Pretty Woman. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 29, 2015
73% Marie's Story (2015) "Marie and Marguerite's relationship is interesting, but it's the film's religious setting that elevates it beyond melodrama. " ‐ Christianity Today
Posted May 6, 2015
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