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Top 10 Movies of 2017

Top 10 Movies of 2017

This has been a strange year for movies. Normally I have a very difficult time narrowing a list down to what I consider the best ten of the year, but in 2017 it has been a challenge to fill a list of ten. In my perception so many films lacked heart and focus. Movies like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” and even “The Shape of Water” felt flat or preachy or simply lacked resonance. For me there was a deficit of beauty, and stories that captivated. Perhaps it reflects our cultural moment in 2017...

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REVIEW: The Last Jedi (Star Wars, Episode VIII)

REVIEW: The Last Jedi (Star Wars, Episode VIII)

“You underestimate the power of the dark side,” says Darth Vader to his son and desired apprentice Luke Skywalker. It’s one of those Star...

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REVIEW: Mudbound (Netflix)

REVIEW: Mudbound (Netflix)

“Over there, I was a liberator. People lined up in the streets waiting for us. Throwing flowers and cheering. And here, I’m just another...

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God on Mute: A Book Review

Many years ago, before we had children of our own and life became crazy busy, we used to run a children’s Bible Club every week in...

Should I See It? Captain America: Civil War

Did I ever mention I love movies?  They are one of the most powerful means of communication.  Stories are king.  And movies with good...

REVIEW: The Letters: Packing a Larger than Life Person into a Regular Life Film

Mother Theresa is one of those enigmatic figures of the twentieth century that continues to toy and tickle the imagination of the world decades...

REVIEW: Emotion, Tragedy, Faith, and Victory in My All American

From the guy that brought you Rudy, Hoosiers, and all the subliminal linkage you now carry between sports and feelings comes a brand new...

REVIEW: The Armor of Light

At this point in time, it seems as if guns and evangelical Christians are the new baseball and apple pie. So to see, in...

REVIEW: #Being13

Earlier this week, CNN aired a special entitled #Being13 where they followed over 200 13 year olds on social media for two years.

Here’s a...