JANUARY 6: A Biblical Perspective
Last year, I wrote a couple reflections on the events that occurred in Washington, DC., on January 6, 2021. I am attaching one of them, “The Office: The Lack and the Lackeys,” below. But I am…
MONSOON WEDDING: Marriage in Cross-Cultural Perspective
I presented this to the Mars Hill Film Club at Uganda Christian University. Hence this review is triply cross-cultural. I have left in the Questions for the Ugandan students that I included.…
PLACES IN THE HEART (1984): “For All the Saints”
Places in the Heart, it seems to me, is not only about forgiven sinners but about a reconciling community, the dawning of the kingdom of heaven.
This is a classic comedy by a great cast of actors on a timeless theme.
WHY I LOVE CASABLANCA: Notes from the Mars Hill Film Club
For this week’s “Favorite Film Friday,” I am simply attaching my Notes for Casablanca from 2007, with this preface.
CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY: A Parable for Africa … and for Us
As an American returning home from a sojourn in Africa, I sense the fear stalking this land. The days are dark, and I do not know how long the darkness will last.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1997): A Divine Comedy
Available: DVD, Amazon Prime, Hulu PremiumLanguage: Italian. English dubbing and various subtitlesCharacters: Guido (Roberto Benigni, who is also the Director)Dora, his wife…
“CINDERELLA MAN”: A Video for Our Time
When the film came out in 2005, Roger Ebert commented: “‘Cinderella Man’ is a terrific boxing picture, but there's no great need for another one. The need it fills is for a full-length…
“THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON”
I have had an interest for many years in video as perhaps our age’s most creative medium. My taste, I confess, is rather eclectic, sometimes downright weird. Over the years travelling on…