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On a personal note…

In addition to family, church and work commitments, I'm also a student. We're getting towards the business end of semester so I expect my blogging intensity may be slightly reduced over the next few weeks while I finish some things... Continue Reading →

Quick thoughts on Another Year (2010)

Another Year is four seasons in the life of a happy couple while everyone else around them is unhappy. It's a movie about ordinary life, and as such features simple scenes and sets in suburbia, and naturalistic dialog including a... Continue Reading →

If I Had You (Adam Lambert)

In If I Had You, a man observes the lifestyle of his friends and his own lifestyle and concludes he needs something better than hedonism to satisfy him. The song begins by acknowledging that the material aspects of life do... Continue Reading →

Is bowing natural? Cinemagogue on The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers is taking the box-office by storm, taking over $200m in its first three days alone. Over at Cinemagogue, James Harleman has several articles (see below) on The Avengers: "KNEEL! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural... Continue Reading →

Prometheus (2012) and the story of us

BBC Future writer Quentin Cooper has written a piece on human origins in  science fiction films. Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus is being kept tightly under wraps but Cooper sees Prometheus as the latest attempt for a simple story about our... Continue Reading →

The spiritual conflict of Nicki Minaj

Fox News reports on music artists who use satanic imagery to drum up controversy, with particular reference to Nicki Minaj who staged a fake exorcism during the recent Grammy awards. Observers often suspect rock stars of satanic association but rarely... Continue Reading →

Turn Me On (David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj) (Part Two)

In Part One, we identified the key thematic elements of the popular song Turn Me On: The problem: feeling real low, (possibly due to) the fear of dying young The desired state: feeling alive The method: turning on, producing young... Continue Reading →

Turn Me On (David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj) (Part One)

'Save' is an important word in Christian vocabulary - it's what Jesus does, so I'm always fascinated when entertainers use the word in their craft. Salvation language is pervasive in the popular song Turn Me On by David Guetta and... Continue Reading →

Higher Ground (2011)

Higher Ground chronicles one woman's lifelong struggle over faith. In her directorial debut, Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) seeks to ask tough questions of faith and life but blurs the assessment of truth and experience. Vera Farmiga also... Continue Reading →

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