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Marty VanDriel

Marty VanDriel

Marty is a TV and film critic for WORLD. He is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and CEO of a custom truck and trailer building company. He and his wife, Faith, reside in Lynden, Wash., near children and grandchildren.

Articles by Marty VanDriel
<em>The Long Game</em>

The Long Game

Latino boys in 1950s Texas learn to “play the ball where it lies”

MOVIE | A boy with irrational fears takes a journey with fantastical but friendly nighttime beings

MOVIE | Netflix’s gorgeously shot heist film relies on clichés and a predictable plot

MOVIE | Great singing doesn’t drown out the historical inaccuracies and irreverent humor in this Christmas musical


TELEVISION | Sitcom reboot has funny moments but carries the unwholesome ethos of the original

MOVIE | Biopic tells Phil Robertson’s prodigal story in honest, gospel-centered strokes

MOVIE | A poignant and beautifully shot film plumbs the depths of complex human relationships

MOVIE | Pure Flix’s enjoyable drama shows the beauty of Taiwan, but its message falls short

TELEVISION | A beloved captain returns in a sci-fi series marked by courageous escapades and a materialist outlook

TELEVISION | Crude and unfunny moments keep Fox show from living up to its seemingly humorous premise