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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