GUG Retro Review – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

If you ever needed an indication that time is slipping past you far faster than it should be, consider that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World came out ten years ago in August of 2010. The movie is almost a decade old… Regardless, Edgar Wright recently made the call to rerelease the film for it’s tenContinue reading “GUG Retro Review – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”

GUG Review: Church People

I’ve long held a fatwa against “Christian” movies on the grounds that they suck. That’s hardly a hot-take. Most people agree that they suck. I have mostly avoided the genre for years. I think the last two I can remember seeing are Heaven is for Real (2014) and Unplanned (2019). I did however try toContinue reading “GUG Review: Church People”

HUMMEL Review: Fatima (2020)

I should start this review out with a mild disclaimer: I’m not Catholic. I’m a practicing Evangelical Protestant who enjoys Catholic art but I am not confirmed and don’t personally share many Catholic core beliefs (heck I’m a pretty liberal Christian in many respects). That said, I’ve been curious to see the movie Fatima forContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Fatima (2020)”

GUG Classic Review: Chimes at Midnight

I recently took an online lecture course about the works and life of Orson Welles and part of the class involved going back and rewatching the majority of his films. One in particular stuck out to me! I’d seen Chimes at Midnight a handful of times since it was released in 2016. My most recentContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: Chimes at Midnight”

GUG Review: The Other Side of Gary Graver

One of 2021’s more curious new releases is a small bluray box set from a Canadian company that releases forgotten public domain films with new commentary tracks and special features. The Other Side of Gary Graver caught the eyes of many Orson Welles fans for its topical pitch. It was the first time many ofContinue reading “GUG Review: The Other Side of Gary Graver”

GUG Book Review: Tolkien’s Modern Reading

I just recently finished a MASSIVE bing of review copies for Geeks Under Grace that I’ve been meaning to knock out. I still have one more I’m working on as we speak but I’ve turned in reviewed for the rest of them and they’ll slowly be unfurled and published in the next few weeks. TheContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Tolkien’s Modern Reading”

HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man

My outstanding fatwa against Guy Ritchie remains intact. My brief respite from disregarding his output was put on hold last year when I watched The Gentlemen and loved it. Then I watched Wrath of Man and my interest slowly faded… I should qualify that statement. Wrath of Man isn’t a terrible film. It’s a bog-standardContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Wrath of Man”

GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings

This past Easter, I watched through a dozen adaptations of the last of Christ to pick out which versions best captured his story and message. My understated favorite of the lot was Cecil B. Demille’s 1927 biopic King of Kings. The film was a beautiful if unorthodox adaptation of the life of Christ. Demille doesContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: The King of Kings”

GUG Review: The Father

Nothing about this year’s Oscars ceremony was surprising. The only minor surprise came in the best performance category. Everyone and their mother assumed Chadwick Bozeman would win Best Actor of posthumously following his tragic passing from cancer last summer. Much to everyone’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won for his performance in The Father. Anyone who hasContinue reading “GUG Review: The Father”

GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”