Watching the film, I constantly wondered why these people would respond to Abraham with kindness when he was always so mean-spirited. But then that is what makes it grace.
“They didn’t realize that the nutria was going to put a whippin’ on the state of Louisiana.”
What makes this film especially timely is the way school funding is being cut. There are programs related to science education that are often in the crosshairs of governmental budget cutters. This film serves as a cheerleader for STEM education.
Set twenty thousand years ago in Ice Age Europe, Alpha is a story of struggle and survival, of fear and courage, but it also is a story of an unlikely bond between natural enemies that brought a new way for both of them to advance. This is the very first boy-and-his-dog story. The world of… [Read More]
“He painted the soul, not just the image.” The PBS series American Masters is airing an episode focusing on the painter Andrew Wyeth. Wyeth was one of the 20th century’s most famous magical-realist painters. He had both popular and critical success. But the popular success also led to a time of critical rejection as abstract… [Read More]
Where this becomes more than just a gimmick is how the film serves to reflect our culture and the way we live so much of our lives—whether actively or passively—online.
“We’re all animals fighting for scraps on the Serengeti.” One of the most celebrated trials of the twentieth century was when Israel put Adolph Eichmann on trial. Eichmann headed the SS Office for Jewish Affairs and was one of the key architects of the Holocaust. But before they could put him on trial, they had… [Read More]
In short, this had the potential to be a new Sullivan’s Travels. Instead it is just the kind of mindless dross that Ted Gould has been writing to get rich and famous.
In post-apocalyptic fiction we are used to seeing the dystopian aftermath. Gangs, lawlessness, greed, violence. When the English Falls by David Williams has all that, but it is on the periphery of the story. At the center is a man of faith trying to understand what God is calling him, his family, and his community to be and to do.
Perhaps that is why when he finally found that new life and wrote his autobiographical books, they became bestsellers and prompted film adaptations. The riveting story of the absolute savagery and inhumanity within that prison setting eventually shifts to a story to hope and fulfillment.