Category Archives: film

Alice, Loud and Bright

The young miss has a Johnny Depp thing. I don’t get it, but it’s rare for the three of us to get out to the movies, and Alice Through the Looking Glass was in the neighborhood, so … It was … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, film | Leave a comment

The Age of Adaline

My wife and I enjoy watching a film together. She leans to mystery and romance. I like science fiction and documentaries. But we certainly can enjoy a really good movie of any genre. The Age of Adaline is almost “really good.” … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, film, science fiction | Leave a comment


My dad used to like westerns. I considered them a sort of purgatory on television. But over the years, I’ve found I can enjoy a good one. I caught this tv movie earlier today and while the premise isn’t totally original, … Continue reading

Posted in film | 2 Comments

Ex Machina

At my wife’s encouragement, I went in on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago. I found this movie I had heard good things about. It’s a moody, intelligent, surprising film that demonstrates very smart people (and a robot) doing very … Continue reading

Posted in film, science fiction | 3 Comments

Masculinity Crisis?

The Phoenix archdiocese put together an interesting film. Watch it here. Some of my observations: 0.25: More tv than father-son time. That might mean a shift in the time spent by boys from, say, playing with peers. Still, this is … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, film, Ministry | 7 Comments

On Still Alice

Recently I caught the well-regarded film Still Alice. At the risk of offering a significant spoiler, one scene in particular struck me and stayed with me long afterward. The title character is suffering an aggressive loss of her mind with … Continue reading

Posted in film | Tagged , | 1 Comment


The young miss gifted me with Interstellar last Sunday. She didn’t watch it with me and my wife. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for months, and I’ve been scrupulously avoiding any spoilage. I don’t need to give away … Continue reading

Posted in film, science fiction | Tagged | 1 Comment