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Spirituality in Movies

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I think most of us would agree that good stories, whether that be a novel, a comic book, a movie, or a tv show, all have some sort of reflection period in them that make us question something about ourselves, or in a greater sense, humanity. These are the stories that stick with us. I’ll never forget the aging love story in Amour. I’ll never forget how The Fountain gave me insight on how one might struggle coping with the death of a loved one. I’ll never forget how The Descendants made me want to leave a positive legacy for my children someday. The themes and messages a film leaves as its legacy have always interested me much more than say technical achievements, or quality of acting.

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Top Ten of 2011

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Since going to the theatres to see the majority of films I want to see in a year is near impossible, I’ve waited to give my top ten list of 2011 until now.

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The Descendants

(2011 – Director: Alexander Payne   Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley)

This film is about legacy.  The legacy a family leaves for one another and how each member’s actions speak for generations.  Read More…

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