Sean Gunn

Half a lap short

Movie | Motocross racing flick Bennett’s War doesn’t carry a promising start to the finish line
by Bob Brown
Posted 9/06/19, 11:51 am

Sex, violence, and action sell movie tickets. An inspirational theme can also draw viewers to theater seats for a 90-minute escape, but into nobler realms. The first half-hour of the new film Bennett’s War allows for some modest expectations, but thereafter settles for a generic story.

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Sundance Institute

An A without an R

Movie | After the Wedding is a well-crafted, A-list drama without the expected sex scenes
by Megan Basham
Posted 8/29/19, 11:38 am

It’s strange when you realize just how much the ever-increasing levels of sex, violence, and ugliness in modern entertainment have altered our experience of watching adult-targeted dramas. Take, for instance, the new indie, After the Wedding

A gender-reversed version of a 2006 Danish film, it weaves an intriguing mystery around two powerful, dynamic women, each alpha females of a sort, though in different spheres. 

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Affirm Films and Provident Films

Going the distance

Movie | Warmth and grace make Overcomer a winner
by Bob Brown
Posted 8/29/19, 11:21 am

Overcomer, the Kendrick Brothers’ new release, is billed “from the creators of War Room.” That 2015 film reached No. 1 in its second week at the box office. But look for the next movie that Alex and Stephen make to be marketed as “from the creators of Overcomer.” Genuine and compelling, Overcomer is the Kendricks’ best effort yet.

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