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The Northman Review

The Northman Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor May 4, 2022

Robert Eggers is one of the most critically successful horror directors of the last few years. His modestly budgeted first feature, The Witch, became something of a cult hit while his follow-up, The Lighthouse,...

Father Stu Review

Father Stu Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor April 21, 2022

It seems like it’s a tall order for Americans to make a truly good Christian movie. There are plenty of great examples from The King of Kings to The Passion of the Christ, but it’s an art that has...

Film Focus: Memorable Documentaries

Film Focus: Memorable Documentaries

Thomas Farrell, Contributor April 6, 2022

With the explosion of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu has also come a deluge of documentaries. They’re easy to make, go viral, and sure to keep people subscribed. Sadly though, most of these...

The Batman Review

The Batman Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 23, 2022

It’s that time in the never-ending cycle of remakes and reboots for yet another “dark and gritty” take on the Batman universe. It’s worked to great effect for the last few decades and most recently...

The Top 5 4K Discs Currently Available

The Top 5 4K Discs Currently Available

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 5, 2022

As with all “innovations” in the ever-changing world of multimedia, there’s the promise of an experience like you’ve never seen before. While 4K Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-rays won’t completely change...

Film Focus: Lenten Movies

Film Focus: Lenten Movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor March 2, 2022

The Lenten season is one of suffering, self-denial, sacrifice, forgiveness, and so much more. Even for those who are not Christian or religious, there is much that can be gained from engaging with these...

Death on the Nile Review

Death on the Nile Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 17, 2022

Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Orient Express was quite the surprise. The high production values shone through with both the star-studded cast...

The Last Duel Review

The Last Duel Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor February 4, 2022

Ridley Scott has had a troublesome last few years. While he’s had no trouble securing millions of dollars to make movies, the critical reception of them has been less than stellar. 2017’s Alien: Covenant...

2021 Winners and losers in film

2021 Winners and losers in film

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 15, 2021

2021 was another challenging year for the film industry. Many films that were supposed to come out this year still have yet to be released, and many of the ones that did come out were still delayed much...

The French Dispatch Review

The French Dispatch Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor December 2, 2021

Wes Anderson is one of those directors that has such a consistent and striking style that you can determine if a film is his just in a few seconds. The French Dispatch does not break this trend and is...

Last Night in Soho Review

Last Night in Soho Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor November 12, 2021

Edgar Wright is one of the rare directors who’s managed to crank out films that have critical, commercial, and cult success. From the infamous comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz to the adaptation...

Dune: Part 1 Movie Review

Dune: Part 1 Movie Review

Thomas Farrell, Contributor October 27, 2021

Dune is one of the most cherished novels of the 20th century, and with good reason. Unlike most of its contemporaries which were concerned with the development of technology and its impact on humanity,...

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