American Graffiti (PG)

"American Graffiti" is arguably George Lucas’ masterpiece, not necessarily because it’s any more or less culturally significant or cinematically innovative than "Star Wars," but simply because it’s Lucas’s most personal film. Here is a piece of his life, adapted into an ensemble piece that explores his own… Read Review


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (PG-13)

What makes a film, or anything for that matter, good? Perhaps I should answer that in a different way, since the word “good” in the English language has two broad but distinct definitions – the first moral, the second beneficial. Both of these are valuable as qualities in filmmaking, but what I mean to ask… Read Review


The Lady from Shanghai (Not Rated)

“With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.” Orson Welles’ 'The Lady from Shanghai' begins with the sea, roiling and foaming beneath the opening credits. Many films noir are laden with existential anxieties; indeed, fatalism and cynicism are as commonplace in… Read Review


TRON: Legacy (PG)

TRON: Legacy can hardly be called a great film, but it made quite the impression on me when I first saw it on opening night back in December of 2010, and I have been making excuses for it ever since. Emerging from the theater, I might even, in my adolescent fervor, have described it as… Read Review

Samurai Jack and Nostalgia’s Double-Edged Sword

After twelve years off the air, Samurai Jack returned earlier this year to finally conclude its long-unresolved storyline. Airing in 2017, a year dominated by reboots and revivals of favorite properties – Twin Peaks: The Return, Blade Runner 2049, Alien: Covenant, and Logan, just to name a few – Tartakovsky’s… Read Article

In Appreciation Of: Samurai Jack

Earlier this year, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Cartoon Network animated series Samurai Jack concluded with a fifth and final season after a twelve-year hiatus. I never saw the series during its original run, although I was dimly aware of it by reputation, and experienced flickers of vague recognition whenever I saw the… Read Article

About FilmFisher

FilmFisher is a movie review site by students and for students. Films are reviewed for artistic excellence, cinematography, writing, acting, plot and the ways films succeed or fail at cultivating humanity and shape those living as Christians. In short, films are evaluated for their truth, goodness and beauty, or lack thereof… Read On

Become a Reviewer!

Are you interested in writing for FilmFisher? We’re looking for new writers. Find out more