Reel Spirituality

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Palm Springs

If you’ve got to be trapped in the same day for all eternity, you at least want to be able to lounge in an infinity pool, right?

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50 First Dates

50 First Dates manages to say something novel about this “meaningless, meaningless life” we life we live, as time-loop movies make so abundantly clear.

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Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is electric,If you can tap into it quickly, you can ride the current right up until it arcs off the screen and into your skull, at which point you can either let it continue through your body warming your every cell or you can switch off and just wait for it to end.

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Bombshell

Bombshell is a good look at the inner workings of abusive power in workplaces and the women who have been asked to present more than just their resumes in order to qualify for a job.

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Ford v Ferarri

Ford v Ferarri is a story of how a team of underdog idealists prevailed working within the stifling climate of an immense corporation. It’s a story about what it costs an idealist to work within an institution.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Marielle Heller has previously made movies about thoroughly unlikeable people and dared audiences to sympathize with them. Here, she dares us to believe kindness of this sort is possible.

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Parasite

Parasite, Bong’s latest, is no exception. It is the most fun I’ve had at the movies all year. Bong excels at taking his narratives in unexpected directions and shifting tone rapidly along the way.

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God in the Movies – Clips for Discussion

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The Irishman

A common trope of faith and film writing is that the cinema is a “sacred space.” In Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, the theater becomes a confessional.

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The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers is back with The Lighthouse, another unsettling time warp into the dark recesses of American folklore.

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Strange Negotiations: Music As Transgression

In this way, the film manages to stay focused on the particularities of Bazan’s story, but it does so by setting this one man’s personal journey against the backdrop of a series of broader shifts.

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Joker

To watch Joker is to stare the sickness in the face. The film is a disturbing experience. We are not used to spending time with these kinds of characters anywhere, even at the movies.

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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey bets mightily on your existing affiliation with the characters and world. This allows it to get down to business in that pragmatic way that is typical of the Crawleys and their household staff and to indulge in the refined panache they, and we, have come to expect from the estate.

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Ad Astra

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Toy Story 4

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Parasite

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Young Ahmed

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Little Joe

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