Pete Vonder Haar

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  • The problem with inspirational biopics is keeping the person at the center of the story relatable and realistic rather than deifying them. Christina Noble's story is eminently -- almost heartbreakingly -- grounded, and the aptly titled...

  • 7 months ago | Film Reviews

    Tales of the Old West continue to make up a significant portion of our cultural narrative, mostly because we still like to comfort ourselves with stories showing that ours is a land of opportunity. Making the trek to the American frontier promised...

  • Tales of the Old West continue to make up a significant portion of our cultural narrative, mostly because we still like to comfort ourselves with stories showing that ours is a land of opportunity. Making the trek to the American frontier...

  • Anthony DiBlasi's taut look at the dark side of door-to-door evangelism starts off innocuously enough, but things go from The Tabernacles of Madison County to Play Moroni for Me in short order. Elder Kevin Brock (Mitch Ryan) isn't...

  • Stephen King's body of work is formidable, and he's still churning out novels at an admirable pace, which makes this adaptation of A Good Marriage mildly surprising. It's not bad, but it's puzzling why director Peter Askin ("best" known...

  • If you watch network television, every U.S. city is plagued by a dozen serial killers at all times. Not so our friendly neighbors to the north, or at least that's what Jason Stone's brooding The Calling would have us believe. Hazel...