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Kathryn Reklis

Kathryn Reklis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A very funny movie about the very unfunny persistence of white supremacy in American culture.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Soon enough the logic of maximal profit infiltrates every crevice of human life, including the human body. To say more is to spoil the surprise-and the last third of the movie is a wild ride.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) My favorite movie of the summer is the quiet masterpiece Leave No Trace, directed by Debra Granik.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
54% Out of the Furnace (2013) The choice to pit [Christian Bale] against a specific bad guy reduces the movie somewhat; we've seen this story in various guises many times before. But it also gives the film a steady focus..‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
93% American Hustle (2013) As cons within cons press loyalties on every side, the film is less about political corruption than the deep longing of its characters to find a piece of solid ground, something they can stake a life on.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
47% Beautiful Creatures (2013) The history that is supposed to hold the lovers in a web of human and supernatural connections owes more to the History Channel than history books. But the film taps into an unexpected understanding of agency.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
69% mother! (2017) The movie burns hot on its own manic energy but stops being fun right around the time mother suffers all the vile misogyny of the Western tradition. ‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) There is something thrilling in seeing black male heroes exercising their agency Braveheart-style.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) The movie ends with a breathtaking scene that feels like an epiphany.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
96% Paterson (2016) The movie is a visual and narrative masterpiece. The landscape conveys the character of the town, its history, and the inner life of its inhabitants.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
91% La La Land (2016) It's an airy confection of delight that is at the same time wised-up and nostalgic. And it aims for a vision of moviemaking that is rhapsodic and earnest without being sentimental.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It calls the very idea of solo heroism into question. There are plenty of daring heroics in The Last Jedi and no shortage of characters who want to step into Luke's or Han's shoes, but now that impulse is shown to just make things worse.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
92% Logan Lucky (2017) It's a heist movie, so we are still cheering for criminal behavior, but it is positively old-fashioned in its warm-hearted generosity toward its characters and by extension its viewers.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Beatriz is the water to Doug's oil, the light to his dark. Doug is a destroyer, Beatriz a healer. But Beatriz is a match for Doug and the only one of the characters with a moral center coherent enough to take him on.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
84% Detroit (2017) Detroit reveals the stories we tell about ourselves and helps us face the myth of white innocence and the havoc it can wreak.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) There are moments of grace and healing as the siblings move out from under the shadow of their father's domination into a deeper understanding of each other.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) As a working mom juggling the daily grind, I was probably the intended audience for A Bad Moms Christmas, but I couldn't recognize myself or anyone I know in it.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
20% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) No one learns anything about responsibility, cooperation, kindness, or even the basic tenets of respect.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
95% Carol (2015) With a minimum number of words and gestures, Mara conveys the complex inner life of Therese, a young woman in 1950s New York who's trying to understand what it means to fall in love.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
92% Anomalisa (2015) The film is a meditation on the difficulty of relating to another person and letting that person into one's life.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
97% 45 Years (2015) I can't remember a movie that took lifelong marriage as its subject without adding the threat of immanent death; 45 Years does this, and celebrates the achievement of fidelity without taking it for granted.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) Straight Outta Compton could use a dose of reality about its own history. But it's a rare movie in depicting the stakes of prophetic, controversial art without losing sight of artistic process.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
84% While We're Young (2015) Baumbach is too subtle to offer simple moral lessons. Instead he pushes us to see that there's more going on here.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
97% Boyhood (2014) There are no big speeches or heavy-handed themes in the film -- just the unfolding of a particular life in a particular body, a particular story.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) Ryan Coogler's first feature-length film, Fruitvale Station, is a powerful, meditative exploration of one ordinary life that met an extraordinary and tragic end.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
87% Django Unchained (2012) This vision of vengeance is morally problematic, but it contains a kernel of gospel truth: sometimes there is mercy, and even joy, in the fantasy that evil will meet an irrevocable end.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
91% The Witch (2016) The Witch doesn't focus on shock or gore; instead it's visually stunning and completely engrossing -- and a true thriller, giving us more suspense than horror.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
99% Selma (2015) It captures something more elusive in our fictions and in our politics: the feeling and dynamic of a collective movement.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
95% Her (2013) The film's great achievement is in making the computer-human love affair seem natural and in realistically charting the movement from dependence on technology to full-blown emotional attachment.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) Joss Whedon's film adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is an enchanting modern take on the 16th-century romance and a nearly perfect movie.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
98% Inside Out (2015) The result is a visual delight and an animated marvel.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The movie lives up to its hype. It excels as a superhero action film while pressing the boundaries of what the superhero genre can say about politics, diversity, and the power of fantasy to shape moral imagination.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Amid a plethora of tired summertime movie sequels, Incredibles 2 stands out. Fourteen years in the making, Incredibles 2 is a superhero movie critiquing what it means to believe in superheroes.‐ The Christian Century
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018