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I believe in the Muppets

I wrote a few weeks ago that not only do we find faith in the movies, but that we have faith in the movies — in their power to affect us, to bring us to belief, to help us understand ourselves.  The Muppets (though not necessarily the new movie, which I haven’t yet seen) remind [Read More…]

The Journey and Repairing the World

I had really hoped that I might write this week about Emilio Estevez’ spiritual-journey film The Way; instead, I find myself responding to a movie about pot. As I am in the position of recommending films to my students, I often receive suggestions from my students, too.  Now, I try to be cautious about watching [Read More…]