*This review is simply a hot take a mere hour after viewing this film, but I think this is a film I’ll be contemplating for quite a while. Hopefully I’ll write something later on after I’ve let the film sit…

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“Villains!” I shrieked, “dissemble no more! I admit the deed! –tear up the planks! here, here! –It is the beating of his hideous heart!” –Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell-Tale Heart” “In [Thomas] Dixon’s book The Clansman, rape is actual, not…

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As a filmmaker myself, I completely understand that not everything is translatable from page to screen. Filmmakers are readers just like anyone else. Their interpretations or viewpoint on a story will look very different from each of our own. We…

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The Coen Brothers are widely considered to be among the most unique and acclaimed writers working today. They frequently present us with memorable characters, original stories, and oft-quoted dialogue that masks deeper themes somewhat hidden below the surface. Many of…

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Tough Passages comes back with a really long knife.

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The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not…

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Henry James’ 1898 novella, “The Turn of the Screw,” is either the greatest ghost story ever written or it is the greatest ghost story without actual ghosts ever written. Critics throughout the years have passionately debated the true nature of…

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“Army of Ghosts” is part one of the two-part story that is the finale of season two. At its beginning, the Doctor and Rose return to modern-day London to visit Jackie Tyler, only to find that the world has gone…

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In “Tough Passages,” we’re looking at the difficult verses in the Bible that are often brought up by secular people as reasons the Bible doesn’t make sense, and discovering how they actually reveal the character, love, and glory of God…

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