Redemption Stories in Culture: The Lion King

As I mentioned in my last post, I am trying to treat the year 2018 as a sort of "year of redemption." I want the theme to consume everything I write about, read, and watch. Personally, I'm working on writing a series of short stories that focus specifically on the concept (more on those later, …

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Together Strong: A Brief Review of the Planet of the Apes Reboot Franchise

Most people who know me know that I love movies and that I also love writing reviews for movies. So far: I've written one for Hacksaw Ridge and Silence, both starring Andrew Garfield. I very much hope to write even more reviews on a variety of different movies as time goes on. My most recent movie …

Lema Sabachthani: A Rough Review of Silence

A couple months ago, I blogged about the movie Hacksaw Ridge, in which Andrew Garfield (whom you may also know from The Amazing Spider-Man or The Social Network) played a Christian and pacifist soldier/medic/actual historical figure named Desmond Doss during World War II. Coincidentally, he also happens to have the lead role in this next movie I'd like to …