Brian Roan

Silence [Review]

Despite living in a time in which religiously-focused movies are both more frequent and more profitable than ever, we ...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [Review]

The appeal of a movie like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is that it can exist in a universe that is already beloved and ...

‘Manchester by the Sea’ and the Nature of Guilt

[This essay discusses plot points of Manchester by the Sea in full.] As the credits began to roll at the end of ...

Arrival [Review]

That we take language for granted is one of the greatest examples of both its ubiquity and its essential mystery. You ...

The Monster [Review]

A mother and daughter drive through the dark and the rain on a lonely country road. Had the mother not been ...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We live in an age when the line between creator and audience is thinner and more porous than ever. It seems as though ...