Christian

Review: Locke

By Brett McCracken Tom Hardy’s one man show explores a lot about contemporary masculinity. mpaa rating:R (For language throughout.) Genre:Drama Directed By: Steven Knight Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes Cast: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott Theatre Release:April 18, 2014 by A24 Can a film set entirely in a car, with just one actor driving and talking to a handful of unseen characters on speakerphone, make for a compelling hour and a half at the movies? Thanks to a star-making performance by Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Locke powerfully answers in the affirmative. Written and directed by Steven Knight (Redemption), Locke joins the ranks of a growing genre of what might be called “minimalist actor showcase” films, which leverage a fairly simple concept (almost always a survival story) to explore a solitary character in depth. Think Castaway with Tom Hanks (2000), Buried with Ryan Reynolds (2010), 127 Hours with James Franco (2010) and last year’s Gravity (Sandra Bullock) and All is Lost (Robert Redford). Like the latter film, which stars Redford as a seaman trying to survive alone after his yacht starts sinking, Locke is about one man doing his best to control a personal crisis, in this case while driving a car rather than …read more Source: Christianity Today     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra Scores Best in Class and Gold Award

The Flanagan High School Wind Orchestra brought its own magic to the wonderful world of Walt Disney during its recent visit, May 2-3, 2014. The orchestra won Best in Class and the Gold Award at the Festival Disney national competition. The Flanagan Wind Orchestra scored 99 out of 100 possible points. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Woman survives rollover crash of SUV

By By Linda Trischitta , Sun Sentinel When Pompano Beach Fire Rescue paramedics and firefighters arrived at a rollover crash of an SUV on Tuesday, they found the driver standing up inside her truck, an official said. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish

By By Anthony Man , Sun Sentinel For fans of politics, there’s a pinch of CNN. For foodies, there’s a dash of Cooking Channel. For devotees of both, there’s a Florida-grown blend that outfits some of the state’s most prominent politicians in aprons and arms them with knives or whisks. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
Continue Reading »