Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fantastic comic book film that explores America's post-9/11 reaction to our inability to control the world. Along the way it tries (and fails) to appropriate the Jesus story, but that's a failing of the American Dream itself, not the film. WINTER SOLDIER is a smart, fun, funny and action-packed spy-thriller/super-hero flick - easily the best installment of Marvel's Phase II films so far!
Despite changing certain details of the story for the purposes of storytelling, NOAH is a profoundly Biblical film, embodying the themes of the Biblical story in a powerful cinematic format.
Divergent is a fun, worth-while flick that has some great (and surprisingly deep) spiritual themes.
My review of the amazing first season of True Detective is up at NorvilleRogers.com. Find the link here, and head there to join the conversation!
300 : Rise of an Empire is the brutal, bloody sequel to the 2006 surprise, hyper-masculine, special-effects-laden-gore-fest 300. The new film is a mixed bag. On the one hand, it feels very similar to 300, having been written by Frank Miller and produced by Zach Snyder (who directed 300). The story is a bit muddled […]
The LEGO Movie is a smart, hilarious and subversive film that’s a whole lot of fun and leaves you thinking. The best “kids” movie in a while.