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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