Category Archives: film

Depicting Santa in Modern Movies

I watched the first half of a truly bad Christmas movie last night. Then I went to bed, uninterested in how it turned out. How bad? Santa’s daughter takes her beau to the roof to watch the northern lights. The … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Purgatory

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

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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

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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

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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

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