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“Our purpose is to showcase cinematic gems that empower those who see them to live kinder, wiser, more enlightened lives.” The Illuminate Film Festival is not about celebrity spotting, red carpets, or big-money deals. It is unique — a film […]

In “The Phenom,” a major League rookie pitcher loses control over his pitching and is sent down to the minor leagues, where he begins sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist. In the process, hidden conflicts with his overbearing father are […]

Ben Fountain’s acclaimed novel about soldiers and celebrity culture, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, has now been filmed by director Ang Lee.

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell us that after he was baptized, Jesus entered the desert and spent 40 days fasting and praying. It was only when he left the desert that he was ready to take up […]

Where there is Eden, there is usually a serpent. In this case, it is literal and metaphoric, as Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Marianne (Tilda Swinton) are blissfully happy in a lovely home with a pool on an exquisite island near […]

You think only the Avengers can mix it up? The “Angry Birds” movie opens May 20, 2016

“Last Days in the Desert” is the story of Jesus in the final moment of his time of reflection before accepting his destiny as the Messiah. I spoke to director Rodrigo Garcia about creating the story of a critical moment […]

Rebecca Miller is the writer/director of the delightful new film, “Maggie’s Plan,” a witty romantic comedy with an unusual twist. Maggie (Greta Gerwig) falls in love with a married professor named John (Ethan Hawke), who leaves his wife, Georgette (Julianne […]

New this week on DVD: LEGO Scooby-Doo — Haunted Hollywood! Set in a LEGO world, the Scooby gang try to rescue an old movie studio, which is not only threatened by developers who want to tear it down, but by […]

John Eldredge, the author of books about faith like Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus. In his new film, “A Story Worth Living” Eldredge and his three sons, together with two life-long friends,take on Colorado backcountry […]