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Top 20 Films of 2017

For many, 2017 was a stressful and anxious year due to the person presently in the Oval Office and all the political divisions and frustrations this has both caused and brought into the light. I share those anxieties and frustrations, although I won’t allow myself to be consumed by them. Tom Hardy’s pilot from Dunkirk […]

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Top 17 Favorite Scenes from 2017

My top films of 2017 list will arrive after Christmas; for now, here are 17 scenes which stood out for me from cinema over the past year, listed in alphabetical order of film title: A Quiet Passion – The Time Lapse Photo. In Terence Davies’ filmic depiction of Emily Dickinson’s life and poetry, there is […]

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5 Films: Art and Creativity

The “5 Films” series is a brief list of recommended films based on a particular theme or genre, usually sparked by something of relevance in our present-day culture. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” So says Thomas Merton. I tend to agree. Art challenges, inspires, critiques, affects. The […]

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5 Films: Theodicy

The “5 Films” series is a brief list of recommended films based on a particular theme or genre, usually sparked by something of relevance in our present-day culture. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there suffering, evil, and injustice in the world? Where is God in all this? Did God allow […]

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5 Films on Immigrants

The “5 Films” series will be a new Cinemayward list of recommendations, similar to this earlier list of football films. These lists aren’t exhaustive, nor are they “the best” of this particular genre. These are simply five recommended films connected by a common idea or theme, usually sparked by something of relevance in our present-day […]

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