Have courage and be kind.
As Christians, we believe that a cleft has been opened in the pitiless walls of the world and that God has come through. It is one thing to admit that one is an honest liar; it is another thing to come to terms with the fact that one’s biases functionally limit what one can actually see...
In spite of all his creativity as a storyteller, the stories he told were almost all adaptations of others' works. Citizen Kane was an original story he wrote with a partner, though infamously based on the life of William Randolph Hearst. But from then on his attention was given to others' stories...
Our bodies are a part of who we are. They are part of God’s creation. My body is not just a shell that contains me but an inseparable part of what makes me, me.
The question that looms large in the film is what difference can one man make in the midst of a tragic situation he does not have a real stake in and does not fully understand?
The stand-out sequence in this film is one in which a group of young men play soccer without a soccer ball. The scene is one of the most subversively poetic works of art I have ever seen...
The DUFF does a great job at developing the dynamics of social stratification within a plot that seeks to teach the audience that labels don't have to negatively define you. At the core of this film are the issues of identity, intimacy, and sex.
As a portrait of Alice, her character, Still Alice is quite good. The film is practically a biopic—the film even borrows liberally from the biopic’s genre conventions—and biopics are typically carried by performances that transcend mimicry to become embodiments.
Maps to the Stars won’t likely be embraced by Hollywood the way Birdman was. This is surely the ugliest, most unglamorous portrayal of Hollywood ever made...
By the end of the movie, What We Do in the Shadows’ occasionally pessimistic view of eternal life had me momentarily grateful for my limited life span. On the other hand, the hope of Christ’s return is eternal life for all who are in Christ...