By Sam Staley | Friday June 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM PST | Comments Off on Review: Wonder Woman’s Anti-War Theme Elevates Superhero Action Film
Wonder Woman is already one of the year’s most successful films just three weeks into its U.S. box office run, and for good reason: It’s a smart, well-executed action film. Despite acting that is just above average for superhero films—probably no Academy Award performances in this movie—the directing is top notch, special effects scaled to...
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Tags: Amazons, antiwar film, DC Comics, film review, Gal Gadot, mythology, super hero, War, Wonder Woman
By Sam Staley | Thursday November 10, 2016 at 3:08 PM PST | Comments Off on Faith and Courage on Hacksaw Ridge
With faith comes conviction; with conviction comes courage; with courage comes action; with action comes leadership; with leadership comes social change. That chain could easily encapsulate the main storyline of Hacksaw Ridge, an engaging and sobering biopic focused on the heroic acts of World War II medic Desmond Doss. Desmond Doss was a Seventh...
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Tags: anti-war, antiwar film, character, Christianity, conscientious objector, courage, Desmond Doss, faith, Hacksaw Ridge, heroism, Integrity, Jesus, Mel Gibson, pacifism, World War II