Category Archives: film

Bridge of Spies: Critiquing the Film and Reviewing the History

When I first volunteered to “do something on the film Bridge of Spies” for the July meeting of the Cold War Symposium, I knew a film critique would be fun to do, and my audience would learn new information on how … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn from Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia is one of those films that entertains during the watching and pokes at you afterward. It is an adaptation of two memoirs, one by Julia Child and the other by Julie Powell, who took a year to … Continue reading

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Doubt – There Was Much of It!

Today I led the discussion on the movie Doubt, and boy, was there a lot of doubt! Not about the movie, however, or the topic. I had the biggest attendance ever – people had to bring in extra chairs. It was a … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire – In Your Face Poverty and Film Illiteracy

I led an adult church school discussion today on the movie Slumdog Millionaire and its possible role in our faith journeys. During the discussion I was struck by two issues: 1) the local versus global response to poverty and 2) … Continue reading

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