Category Archives: Movies

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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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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Stuck? Or Struck?

My younger daughter recommended a film this week. As a drama major college grad, she knows film and screen-writing and critiquing. With her ever-expanding knowledge of film and a viewing history few can match (unless maybe TCM‘s Robert Osborne), I’m pleased … Continue reading

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