Movies

My review of “American Sniper”

January 21, 2015
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American Sniper is a lie that does a disservice to the truth, and to those who died defending the truth. Read more at Patheos…

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“Queers in the Kingdom” shares the stories of LGBT students at Wheaton College

September 16, 2014
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Markie Hancock’s new documentary film casts a much needed light on the stories of Wheaton College’s LGBT alumni. Read more …

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Link Round-Up: World Vision, Waco, Noah and Lewis!

April 10, 2014

I’ve been blogging more and more over at Patheos. I don’t know if I’ll start blogging exclusively over there and abandon this little corner of the internet, or if I’ll split my writing between the two locations or if I’ll arrive at some other arrangement. But for now, here’s a round up of my recent […]

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My review of “Noah”

March 31, 2014

My review of Darren Aronofsky’s film “Noah” is now up on the Patheos Unfundamentalist Christians blog: “Noah” in a nutshell: Watchers lose, love wins.

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Duke Ellington and American Hustle

January 28, 2014
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Yesterday I shared some brief thoughts on American Hustle and noted the use of Duke Ellington’s music in that film. I’ve been thinking a bit more about that connection and it seems to me that the use of his music intentionally references the larger narrative of the movie.

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Her Hustle

January 27, 2014
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I unintentionally took in an Amy Adams double-feature this weekend: Her followed by American Hustle. The former gets a solid thumbs down, the latter, an equally solid thumbs up.

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Reflections on “Inside Llewyn Davis”

January 13, 2014
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Rather than write a review of the Cohen brothers’ newest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, I’m merely going to offer some general thoughts in response to it. They likely won’t mean much to you if you haven’t seen the movie, and they necessarily contain some plot spoilers. So if you haven’t yet seen it, please move […]

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Halloween Movie Picks

October 30, 2013
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Fifteen of my favorite Halloween movies (in no particular order):

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Review: The Great Gatsby

May 12, 2013
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The old adage when it comes to art is “show, don’t tell.” The idea is that, by demonstrating rather than dictating, the audience is drawn in as participants instead of being kept at a distance by heavy-handed explication. But this advice can be taken too far: you can tell and show too much, forcing rather […]

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Whither Have I Been?

March 26, 2013

I’ve been away from this little corner of the internet for a few weeks, and while it’s tempting to say something pious like “I gave up blogging for Lent,” the truth of the matter is that I’ve just been busy with other projects and what-not. So my apologies to you, dear faithful reader. But you […]

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