“We passed through death.” I think Peter Weir’s 1993 film Fearless may be a very important film for the world to consider in 2021. That will be after we have come through the worst of the Corona Virus pandemic and the social and economic turmoil it is creating. What does it mean to be a… [Read More]
In a time when people were famous just for being famous, a young boy’s father writes a book with him as a character. Soon, the whole world wants to know and meet the “real” Christopher Robin. Goodbye Christopher Robin is the story of the writing of the Winnie-the-Pooh books and how the success of those books impacted the young son of the author, A. A. Milne.
There have been a number of films dealing with veterans coming home with PTSD and related issues. Some of those have been about women who have served in combat. Usually such films try to give us some sense of the trauma that happens in battle. . . . But Blood Stripe never shows us what Our Sergeant has gone through.
Based on a true story, Megan Leavey is a story of warriors—a Marine and her dog. But it is more than a war story. It is the story of a struggle to find one’s place in the world and the way a bond with another could provide a sense of meaning and purpose.
When Army Chaplain Justin Roberts experienced a post-deployment depression, he reunited with many from the unit he had served with in Afghanistan to talk about their experience there, and the difficulties involved in coming home.
Our ability to think, talk, reason, question, and make sense of the world wouldn’t exist if not for the brain. And yet, with all the scientific advancements in our technologically rich society, we still don’t know very much about it. But perhaps that is changing.