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Book snapshot – Plugged In – connecting your faith with what you watch, read and play (Daniel Strange)

I've read or nearly finished a few books on movies and cultural analysis over the years but this is the book I wish I read first, simply because the author takes the time to describe, define and explain culture through... Continue Reading →

My Year in Audiobooks 2022

Here are my audiobook listening highlights from 2022:Finished:*Best Book - The Air We Breathe (Glen Scrivener, narrated by the author)*Best Performance - Stephen Fry's narration of George Orwell's 1984- When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People (Steve Nadler) - Another... Continue Reading →

My Year in Music 2022

Well, it's been a few years since I wrote one of these. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to sit down and think about the musical moments that stood that caught my ear in 2022: Tracks (separated by commas)-Wherever Your Heart... Continue Reading →

Watch “Andrew Ripp – SOS (Feat. Harvest) (Lyric Video)” on YouTube

“Mandolin Orange – Time We Made Time” from Tides of a Teardrop // YouTube

A Star is Born (2018) review // H/T TGC Australia Bradley Cooper practiced guitar and piano for 4 hours a day for 6 months to prepare for his role in "A Star Is Born", collaborating with Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, and getting singing lessons from the likes... Continue Reading →

Gravity (2013) – a viewing guide

Gravity (2013) is an intensely rich film, aesthetically and philosophically. Here are some questions you can use to guide your viewing, discussion and greater appreciation of Gravity: 1) Who is the main character? What do they want out of life,... Continue Reading →

Gravity (2013)

Gravity's simple plot yet intricate production delivers an incredibly visceral experience of the existential horror of feeling alone in the universe. Rationality and progress may lead us to think we have conquered the universe, but in the absence of an... Continue Reading →

Max Richter – “On the Nature of Daylight” featured in “Arrival”

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