Favorite films

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Schindler's List
  • Les Misérables
  • The Greatest Showman

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  • Les Misérables

    ★★★★★

  • The Contractor

    ★★½

  • The Lost City

    ★★★½

  • Dog

    ★★★

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  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★★★

    Sheer perfection!!

    I have watched this film a half dozen times and It captures me every time. The cast, the storytelling, the cinematography, the costumes and makeup and of course the powerful music are so well done I cannot find the flaws.

    The spiritual aspects of this story are great discussion starters over issues of the law verses grace, redemption, sacrifice, human abuse, human dignity, heaven, hell and more.

  • The Contractor

    The Contractor

    ★★½

    I wanted to like this more than I did. With such an outstanding cast, it seems the story and energy got sidetracked in trying to show Pine's character motivation more than focusing on coherent storytelling.

    The action scenes and settings were good but the wrap-up seemed too quick and without a huge emotional payoff. It's like the budget and crew were done, and they just had to get the product out.

    If you like this genre, it is watchable.

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  • Greater

    Greater

    ★★★

    Greater is a rare Christian film that isn't preachy but addresses major theological issues effectively through great story-telling. The story is not told in a linear fashion and that adds to the suspense and tension in an otherwise predicable story.

    While it seems that football is the chosen vehicle for Christian movies of late, this one is well worth the watch. The sovereignty of God, determinism, human choice, redemption, human determination, and the role of prayer and witness are all effectively considered in this film.

  • Come Sunday

    Come Sunday

    A film meant to show that Evangelical Christians are wrong about salvation and the nature of God but inadequately addresses the deeper questions it attempts to point out.

    Human pride, arrogance and wisdom are on full display in this journey "through the valley of heresy to the promised land of inclusive relativistic faith."

    The issues of suicide, same sex attraction, lack of inner transformation in "long-time followers," and a deep burden for people are acknowledged and highlighted as justification for…