Category Archives: Movie Reviews

“Race” and the 1936 Olympics

A few weeks ago I went to see the film Race about Jesse Owens.  I went on a Thursday because it was the last night it was showing in an Edwards Theater in Nampa and I wanted to see it … Continue reading

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“Suffragette” and Women Pastors

“Oh!  A woman pastor.”  Uh oh, I thought to myself.  Our church office administrator had just connected me to a woman on the phone who was inquiring about Trinity Lutheran Church.  It turns out this caller was delighted to be … Continue reading

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“Love and Mercy” the film

I grew up in a household full of music but it did not include popular hits on the radio.  Maybe this was because I had no brothers or sisters at home with me, which meant I was never driven in … Continue reading

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Pastor Briegleb in “Changeling”

I finally saw the film Changeling.  I know.  I know.  This really good movie came out back in 2008.  Sometimes this happens, a movie sits on my Netflix queue, bumped down again and again by Oscar nominees and feel-good films.  … Continue reading

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Why the Marigolds Matter to Congregations

A few weeks ago I went with a friend to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  It’s a fun film and there are fans of the first film who will adore this sequel.  I still love the all-star cast … Continue reading

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McFarland USA

McFarland USA & why I love sports movies like this one I love sports movies, even mediocre ones.  I don’t know when this began.  I was a high school athlete but so was half of my 76-member graduating class.  The … Continue reading

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“The Stranger” – Immigration

Wednesday night several of us from Trinity Lutheran Church went to a screening of “The Stranger,” a new documentary produced by the Evangelical Immigration Table.  So no, it is not based on Albert Camus’ The Stranger, nor is it a … Continue reading

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The film “GMO OMG”

Wednesday night I went with a friend to Overland Park Cinema in Boise to see a screening of the film GMO OMG, a 2013, 90 minute documentary directed by concerned father Jeremy Seifert.  The film was brought to the theater … Continue reading

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“A Place at the Table”

  Last Spring, several Trinity Lutheran Church members helped bring “A Place at the Table” to Boise’s Egyptian Theater where many of us went to see it.  The film inspired our Vacation Bible School program last summer and directed the … Continue reading

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