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Book Review: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Flygirl follows a young black woman who joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots by passing as white. Read More »

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

A powerful book and a bleak one, exploring a dystopian world through a boy's Homeric journey. Read More »

Book Review: Chosen by Ted Dekker

A fun quest fantasy adventure story for ages 12 and up. Read More »

Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is a feminist tale masquerading as a fun YA read. Read More »

Film Review: Layer Cake

In this age of reality television, it is a paradox that often the last thing a moviegoing audience wants is reality. Cinema Verite has gone the way of the daguerreotype and the nickelodeon. What today’s audience wants is fiction, and so even the documentaries are dramatized. Therefore, it is an interesting experience to find a glimpse of truth in this ... Read More »

The Da Vinci Code

Despite the intriguing historical implications and captivating theories about Da Vinci and his connection to the Holy Grail, The Da Vinci Code falls far short of expectations, relying on cheap Hollywood tricks rather then the inherent fascination of its subject matter to propel the contrived plot forward. Read More »

Film Review: Sahara

I have a confession to make. I actually really like bang-bang shoot ’em up movies. A lot. A vast majority of my film school cronies would gasp and clutch their elitists hearts to hear me say it, but I have nothing against mainstream Hollywood car chase and explosion films. They obviously fulfill a need somewhere, or they wouldn’t do as ... Read More »

Film Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy teaches us is that when you seek something as vast, as wonderful, and as mysterious as the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and -- well -- everything, it's quite probable that the answer will be more than a little disappointing. Read More »