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TheSkeletonTwins

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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Fury

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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MazeRunner

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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AmericanSniper

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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Unbroken

Unbroken

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.

Opinion

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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).

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Christmas memories

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

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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.