The cinema is nearly empty. Deathly quiet. The trailers play, the Paramount logo is shown, and then - a black screen. A cricket chirps. A leaf rustles. Then it begins to build ,a quiet roar. It grows and grows; soon a jungle of ambient noise becomes a blistering cacophony. Then, it vanishes, replaced only by … Continue reading Silence


Hell or High Water

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. For the Howard brothers, when the going gets tough, the tough start stealing and shooting and driving dangerously through the roads of West Texas. See, Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) are bank robbers. Their aim is half-redemption and half-retribution. Toby has a problem with … Continue reading Hell or High Water


A theme throughout the Bible: sons learn from their fathers, who learned from their fathers in days before. So Noah (Russell Crowe) learns from Lamech (Marton Csokas) about the Creator, who has tasked Man with protecting that which He has made. Lamech explains that this means caring for nature as well as the beasts which … Continue reading Noah