Category Archives: movies

Movies 2014: The Best and Worst (of what I saw)

I saw 57 movies that were released this year.  Despite my best efforts to keep up, I’ve missed a lot of high profile films, including some that might have made my Top 10 (most notably Boyhood and Whiplash). The list … Continue reading

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5 of My Favorite (Recent) Things

One of my favorite blog friends issued me a challenge after reading my last post:  “…tell/show me five things you stumbled across that left some sort of good taste in your mouth. I find we often need to talk about … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Halloween?

(This is one of the first posts I ever wrote, for Civil Religion.  As I’ve started to see a few anti-Halloween items show up in my Facebook feed, I thought it might be time to share it again.) 10-26-09 When … Continue reading

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Why this church lady was at a movie about porn (and other “cultural engagement” riddles)

I went to see Don Jon last night.  If you’ve seen the trailer, you may have the same reaction a couple of my children did:  “You’re going to see that movie, Mom?  Seriously?”  Eye roll. There were only four other … Continue reading

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Did I overshare? Have some links.

It got really quiet last week, after I put up that last post.  Maybe I should have given that one a bit more forethought, at least before sharing it on Facebook. Oh, well, what’s done is done.  I’m putting together … Continue reading

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Spring, wonderful spring

I’ve written a lot of very serious posts lately, and I have another serious one in the works.  But daily life has actually been light and happy this spring.   The weather has been unpredictable but we enjoy the warm sunny … Continue reading

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Of movies, and another kind of shame

And now for something completely different. It’s sort of a weird coincidence that I wrote about shaming last week, and today I want to tell you about my 2013 movie List of Shame.  The name is not my idea, but … Continue reading

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Movies 2012: The Best and Worst (of what I saw)

It’s that time again.  When I started contemplating an end of the year movie list a few weeks ago I had two thoughts, both of which turned out to be wrong.  The first was that I hadn’t seen many movies … Continue reading

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Not Another Princess Movie: Why BRAVE Matters

(Posted this at zekefilm.org earlier today.  Thought I’d share it with you all, too.) I didn’t see Brave on many best-of-the-year lists, but it made mine. I’ve been watching children’s movies as a parent for over twenty years and Brave … Continue reading

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Only One More Sleep Til Christmas

I don’t want to go into Christmas Day with tragedy being what you see when you visit my blog.  It’s time to focus on the holy season again, and on the peculiar pleasures of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I … Continue reading

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