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  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    ★★★★

    Fun, but in no sense civilized.

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★★

    Age 6: Gremlins is terrifying.
    Age 16: Gremlins is hilarious.
    Age 36: Gremlins is a blisteringly subversive satirical critique of the self-destructive ideologies of Reagan-era America, that of consumer capitalism, xenophobic nationalism, and technological idolatry. In this paper, I will....

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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    "A Hidden Life is both the most Christian and the most political of Terrence Malick’s films. At 173 minutes, it’s also the longest, surpassing The Thin Red Line by three minutes. While some may balk at the expansive running time, Malick makes every minute count in this real-life story about Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, portrayed here by August Diehl. The film was originally titled Radegund, the name of the edenic mountain village where Franz and his beloved wife, Fani…

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    I hosted a single theatrical screening of A Hidden Life in St Andrews, followed by a wine reception and post-viewing discussion, and let me tell you, a room full of PhDs in theology and philosophy have a *lot* to say about this film. 

    Fani is the hero of this story.