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Action films should be judged by genre norms


More often than not, filmgoers think of action films as popcorn flicks: mindless entertainment. And there’s good reason for that: Consider The Fast and the Furious franchise, the Transformers trilogy and a handful of comic-book movies in between. Action films in general clearly entertain and tend to perform well at the box office, but often […]

Films should fuel deep religious discussions


Some of the best films address tricky societal themes, reflecting real life issues. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s hotly anticipated The Master, which hits theaters in limited release Sept. 14, is no exception. The film tackles the issue of religion and documents Lancaster “The Master” Dodd’s (Philip Seymour Hoffman) pursuit to spread his ever-growing faith-based organization […]