JOSEPH W. SMITH III
Christ, Culture & Creativity
August 1, 2018
I wish I could tell you that “Bad Samaritan” turns out better than it does.
The movie certainly had potential -- especially with its unique plot:
Two young men use their valet-parking business as a cover for burglary; while the drivers are dining, they punch in GPS...
“History usually has the final word on these things,” says one character in “Chappaquiddick.”
If that’s the case, this movie’s final word on Ted Kennedy is devastating; “Chappaquiddick” makes him look every bit as spineless and contemptible as his detractors kept insi...
Like its canine protagonist, “Sgt. Stubby” succeeds by keeping a low profile.
It’s the kind of movie that could have felt ridiculously hokey if not for just the right light touch. Set in World War I, “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” tells the true story of a friendly...
A QUIET PLACE
By JOSEPH W. SMITH III, Sun-Gazette Correspondent
Having been told “A Quiet Place” was scary, I was surprised to find the first 30 minutes so slow, sedate and … well, quiet.
Another half-hour later, with dread and panic spiking through the theater, I was...
“Ready Player One” is a remarkably savvy motion picture.
It’s amazing how Steven Spielberg, who rocketed to fame before the Internet, digital effects or virtual reality, manages to keep himself both retro and relevant.
Based on Ernest Cline’s popular young-adult no...
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