Category Archives: Films

What’s So Good About Good Friday?

Crucifixion Day. People know this day as Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was nailed to a cross. The Good Friday designation may be a better slogan, less jarring to the public perception, I suppose, but it should go without saying, … Continue reading

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Greatly To Be Praised

Because I know how the scenario ends, I find it difficult to focus on the events of Holy Week with a somber face and attitude. In the same vein, I could only view the film The Passion of the Christ a single … Continue reading

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Noah Found Grace

Earlier today, I heard a good bit of thunder, looked out my window and saw it was raining. But by midday, the rain had stopped and eventually the sun shone brightly. As someone familiar with rain, I knew it would eventually … Continue reading

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You Shall (Not) Pass!

There’s that great (and memorable) scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film where Gandalf is doing battle with Balrog. Gandalf raises his walking stick and authoritatively shouts “You shall not pass!” It’s a dramatic … Continue reading

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Archibald Alexander Leach*

If you’re part of the Baby Boomer demographic, you probably remember playing interactive games that didn’t flash before you on a screen. (If you’re younger, maybe that era seems almost unimaginable to you!) One game we played back then was … Continue reading

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Untimely Moment

There’s always grief when someone dies young. People react with understandable sadness, acknowledging the tragedy of a life cut short with its potential unmet, the hopes never attained, the dreams unexpectedly set aside. A film from 1991 explored the theme … Continue reading

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What’s Your Mission?

Here’s another quirky film I watched this week. Safety Not Guaranteed from 2012 provides an intriguing premise:  an unusual want-ad sets three magazine employees on the trail of a reclusive (perhaps deranged) fellow who insists he can time-travel … and … Continue reading

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