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The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins is moving, at times quite confronting, and at others very funny and reminds us of the special bond that siblings share.

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The opening scene to Fury is raw, brutal and shocking. This film shows harsh realities from the perspective of soldiers in a tank during WW2.

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The Maze Runner

Unfortunate comparisons to The Hunger Games juggernaut are inevitable and to date the genre has been almost exclusively dominated by those stories set in distant dystopian futures.

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American Sniper

American Sniper is undoubtedly a heartfelt film, and both Cooper and Eastwood seem really invested in it, but the film’s over-the-top heroism and chest-thumping patriotism will be harder for non-American audiences to get behind.

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Zamperini’s life is truly one to be celebrated and Jolie doesn’t shy away from his acceptance of Christ, but without it being a centrepiece of the film she misses the true heart of the story.



Glory to God in heaven, and peace on earth!

When I think about the coming Christmas season, I am reminded Isaiah’s words, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2).


Christmas memories

What is your Christmas memory? Is it a traditional European wintry scene? Is it an outback Australian hot, dry, dusty scene?


Soapbox: Discovering our ‘imaginal’ realm

Recently, in talking with friends in the church, I blithely said something along the lines that we need to be more open to the imaginal realm.