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Drs Lawrence Krauss & William Lane Craig in Australia

For any Australian readers out there, this August, two great speakers are facing off in three moderated discussions on the theme of Life, The Universe and Nothing. The three topics the good doctors Krauss & Craig will debate are: Has... Continue Reading →

Locked Out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

In his latest song to hit the charts, Bruno Mars sings a love song to sex in Locked out of Heaven. Bruno starts out by admitting he has not in the past had much confidence in love or miracles which... Continue Reading →

What no-one hopes for: Revolutionary Road (2008)

Revolutionary Road is incredibly moving, but not in a good way. April and Frank Wheeler (Winslet and DiCaprio) live in a picture perfect street, living the American dream in the optimistic and prosperous 1950s. Behind the curtains, they struggle that... Continue Reading →

Seven Notes of Grace on Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’

Over at Seven Notes of Grace, Ros reviews Katy Perry's hit song 'Firework'. Remember the lyrics: Do you know that there’s still a chance for you, ‘Cause there’s a spark in you You just gotta ignite the light, and let... Continue Reading →

True Grit (2010) – Part 3 of 3

In Part 2,  we examined Mattie's plunge into a place of death, and how through perseverance, Cogburn rescues her, a picture of what Jesus does at the cross. We find don't find out what happens next - we find out... Continue Reading →

True Grit (2010) – Part 2 of 3

In Part 1, we met Mattie, Cogburn and La Boeuf, and saw the prominence of faith in framing and enabling Mattie's quest. For all the beauty of Mattie's faith and innocence to this point, True Grit is ultimately about revenge,... Continue Reading →

Timeless: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Two down-on-their-luck men, Dobbs (Bogart) and Curtin (Holt) and a prospector, Howard (Walter Huston) , join forces to search for gold in the mountainous wilderness of the Sierra Madre, Mexico. Under the threat of bandits, strangers and the harsh environment,... Continue Reading →

Water for Elephants (2011)

When I first saw the preview for Water for Elephants in the cinema, I thought my wife would love it. While the central marketing angle of Water for Elephants was as a love story, the story gives much more attention... Continue Reading →

Who is in control: The Next Three Days (2010)

In The Next Three Days, Russell Crowe stars as John Brennan, a teacher whose wife, Lara, is convicted for the murder of her boss. Not convinced of her guilt, and having exhausted the legal options, Brennan begins developing a plan... Continue Reading →

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