A pleasingly leisurely and ultimately worthwhile slice of life drama set in the 1930’s—if one can manage sitting through the slow troughs.
It’s thirty years since this Academy Award winner for Best Picture was released and now there is even a driving service for seniors seemingly inspired by this film.
For me, the most resonant parts of Superman (1978) come in the profound prologue and a stunning dual performance from Christopher Reeve as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent and his alter-ego Superman. Can’t forget John Williams’ music, either.
The Ant Bully (G) is an animated adaptation of the John Nickle book about Lucas, a young boy picked on by the bigger guy. But Lucas picks on an ant colony in his family’s garden. (The logic of the connection sits better as a thematic device than storytelling). The family are going away while he’sContinue reading “The Ant Bully (2006)”
President of the United States John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, in Dallas, Texas. The traumatic event and the aftermath are recreated through the eyes of Kennedy’s wife, Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie (2016) is buoyed by Natalie Portman’s portrayal complimented by strong male support.
Profound, moving, powerful and humanely Christian: The Elephant Man weaves a tapestry of skilled storytelling, and beautiful filmmaking, to show us how life was for John Merrick, the man who was called ‘The Elephant Man’, in the time of Victorian England.
Chariots of Fire (1981) won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1982 and it still resonates almost forty years since it was released.
An engaging contemporary Christian album from 1993 that makes it lighter on the surface.