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The stature of waiting

It feels appropriate in the season of Advent to refer to the current vogue for monastery films – whose inmates’ principal goal in life is to wait upon God. 489 more words

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Gangster films and God - and the absence of God

In chapter 4 of THE NEW FILMGOER’S GUIDE TO GOD I write about gangster films, introducing the subject in this way:

“If damnation comes from the judgement of humans, we can only look to God for salvation. 576 more words

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99th Top Baseball Movie of All-Time - BAD LIEUTENANT.

Again, is Bad Lieutenant a baseball movie? Read the Top 100 baseball movies of all-time list:


I’ll say yes because it’s the best portrayal of gambling on baseball. 298 more words

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Antichrist (2009)

Antichrist opens with the most beautifully artsy, black and white, opera-scored sequence ever to feature a close-up, slow motion penetration shot. While Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg fuck in glorious ultra-slow mo their infant son climbs out of his crib and out a high rise window, his slow journey down intercut with extreme close-ups of mum and dad’s O-faces. 367 more words

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