Category Archives: Movie Review

‘The Shack’ tackles tough questions about evil, good, and God

By Tom Siebert Don’t let the controversy over “The Shack” deter you from seeing this important film. Granted, it is not biblically correct. But neither was “The Chronicles of Narnia” nor “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” in which Pharaoh … Continue reading

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‘Hidden Figures’ is a must-see movie that reveals the heroic women who helped overcome race and space

By Tom Siebert Mary Jackson, Katherine G. Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan were three African American women who rose above racism and sexism to help launch white male astronauts into space in the segregated 1960s and bring them safely back to … Continue reading

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Horror meets heroism in riveting film ‘Patriots Day’

By Tom Siebert “Patriots Day” is a painful film to watch. And you can’t get through it with the assuring mantra “it’s only a movie.” Because it is not. It happened. This riveting docudrama recreates the horrific Boston Marathon bombings … Continue reading

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Heroic “Sully” soars above factual flaws

By Tom Siebert As a young newspaper reporter, I covered the National Transportation Safety Board hearings into the worst single-airliner disaster in U.S. history, when 273 passengers died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport … Continue reading

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‘Concussion’ delivers helmet blow to NFL coverup

By Tom Siebert “Concussion” will make you think twice about letting your kids play football, let alone continuing to observe the National Football League on Sunday as if it were a holy day of obligation. Will Smith is astonishingly good … Continue reading

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‘Spotlight’ shows why we need newspapers

“Spotlight” is a profoundly important film about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the child abuse scandal in that city’s Catholic archdiocese. Spotlight’s portrayal of journalists is spot-on: flawed idealists who care deeply about the truth and its consequences. … Continue reading

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“Home Run” touches ’em all

By Tom Siebert Home Run is a small-budget film featuring mostly unknown actors. So I wasn’t expecting Citizen Kane or The Godfather Part II. But Home Run hit home with me like no other film I have ever seen. It … Continue reading

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