Looking Elsewhere: Starring… American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Sundance, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Fairy Tales, Global Warming, Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Marilynne Robinson, and More

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I'll conclude with a few words about the American Sniper hubbub.But first, here are some of the things that caught my attention on the Wild Wild Web in the last couple of weeks... … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins Wants Your Kids to Stop Reading Harry Potter?

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If you want to save your children, take away their fantasy books! … [Read more...]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

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[Here's my own original review, which was first published at the original Looking Closer website on January 21, 2001. I also covered the Christian media coverage of Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone in Christianity Today's Film Forum.]-For the record, I'm not a big fan of the Harry Potter books — So already I'm in the minority. And many will immediately disqualify my opinion of the film because of it.But Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a film now, and needs to be fairly t … [Read more...]


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