Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Autumn Coming-of-Age Films

It’s cold and snowy outside, a sign of winter and a time to plan for movie nights with families, friends, faith communities.  The Trinity New Hope property manager and I have started planning a movie night for February.  We happen … Continue reading

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Sue and “Dinosaur 13”

“It was a brilliant story, if you didn’t have to live it like the Larsons did.”  This is my favorite line from the the opening of Dinosaur 13.  Directed by Todd Miller, Dinosaur 13 (13) won the 2015 Science and Technology … Continue reading

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“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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