Category Archives: Film Shots

Scattershooting while wondering about films and films and faith.

Rocketman Is a Sub-orbital Flight of Fantasy

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Rocketman Is a Sub-orbital Flight of Fantasy

As Elton John struggled with his identity through his early adult through middle age years, “Rocketman” wrestles with its genre and purpose. Is the film a celebration of the music of an iconic artist and pop-culture figure, or is it … Continue reading

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Review: Losers

NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi regretted his gospelizing the statement, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Had he the power he would have rather been known more for saying something along the lines of, “the commitment and dedication to … Continue reading

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Won’t You See, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Please?

I hate that I was late in seeing Won’t You Be My Neighbor.  I hate when life intrudes on my movie “to see list,” but better late than never.  I have one thing to say to anyone who has not … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water

I thought I would review The Shape of Water, the winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture in a different way, a text log between me and my niece. Niece: Have you seen The Shape of Water? Me: … Continue reading

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Living Biblically

CBS and producer and writer Patrick Walsh have gone where angels fear to tread, producing a religious sitcom. No other subject matter is as open to criticism as religion. While there are enough persons of faith to support a show … Continue reading

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Film Review: 12 Strong

12 Strong is a conundrum of a film. For what is presented on the screen, it accomplishes what is expected from a film about military combat. After setting the scene by introducing major characters and the nature and complexity of … Continue reading

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