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Three Films for Easter

This isn’t going to be an altar to Passion of the Christ, instead the focus will be on what I believe to be the two main themes of Easter: sacrifice and new life (or resurrection). These films provide exploration of the theme of sacrifice, especially that which leads to new life for the self or another. Exploring movies that are not explicitly religious or even more broadly are not directly about Easter, yet contain themes that evoke that period can bring about deeper reflection on what it means to us.… Read more Three Films for Easter

Counting the Cost: The Theme of Sacrifice in the Films of 2014

If you’ve been following along, you may have seen the 12 or so best of 2014 lists I’ve made so far this year. Lists are fun and often easy ways to think about what popular culture has been consumed and at times can lead to deeper insight about what we enjoyed and why we enjoyed it. Sometimes various themes and trends can be noticed and in thinking about the movies I’ve seen this year one theme has appeared across a fairly wide margin of movies. I wanted to reflect on… Read more Counting the Cost: The Theme of Sacrifice in the Films of 2014