Liz Recommends: Knives Out (2019)

If my research is correct, one of the less exciting prospects of becoming a self-published author is that one must be positive about everything. Everything. So if I don’t care for a book, or a movie, or a certain brand of toothpaste, I will no longer be able to publicly declare so. It will makeContinue reading “Liz Recommends: Knives Out (2019)”

Burned Out On Rudolph: 10 Christmas Movies For When You Need A Break From The Classics

We all love White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story. But let’s face it. We’ve seen these movies a thousand times, and every once in awhile, we want to try something fresh. Here is a countdown of 10 Christmas films that might fit the bill. 10. While You Were Sleeping If you’reContinue reading “Burned Out On Rudolph: 10 Christmas Movies For When You Need A Break From The Classics”

Hiding in Plain Sight: C.S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Pop Culture

C.S. Lewis. We all know him. We all love him. But did you ever think about how far Lewis’s influence actually goes? Did you ever realize how he’s influenced the entertainment we enjoy today? How he’s still influencing it? Science-fiction and pop-culture owe Lewis a debt. And sometimes, they even acknowledge it. Today, I wantContinue reading “Hiding in Plain Sight: C.S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Pop Culture”

Helen Keller Vs. The Aliens: How Two Very Different Films Tell A Similar Story

It’s a good idea to be diverse in our entertainment choices. People who reject a story based on its aesthetic, or its genre, or its age, run the risk of missing out on something brilliant. They may even be missing out on a learning opportunity. Today’s post is about something delightful I learned while watchingContinue reading “Helen Keller Vs. The Aliens: How Two Very Different Films Tell A Similar Story”

Movie Reviews: March & April 2019

I watched some more movies in the months of March and April. Here’s what I thought about them… The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019) This was the first film I watched in March, and I wrote it down without writing a review as well. It is now the end of April, and I amContinue reading “Movie Reviews: March & April 2019”

Movie Reviews: January & February 2019

Years ago I used to keep track of all the movies I watched and scribble down little reviews of them in a journal. At the beginning of 2019, with little forethought, I began to do so again (though in a Wordpad document this time). Since after two months I’ve accumulated a nice little pile ofContinue reading “Movie Reviews: January & February 2019”

Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace thatContinue reading “Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?””

The Trouble With Faith-Based Entertainment

A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. -Orson Welles Last week, I sort of introduced a touchy subject. Mostly, I tip-toed around it. This was partially because I didn’t want it to overwhelm the whole post, and partially because, well… it is a touchyContinue reading “The Trouble With Faith-Based Entertainment”

Movie Review: “Priceless” (2016)

“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.” Roger Ebert “You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” William Wilberforce Today, I’m trying something new. I never really considered trying to write a movie review for public consumption before,Continue reading “Movie Review: “Priceless” (2016)”