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A screen at a library

Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more

Promo for Mars

NASA is, to say the least, enthusiastic about The Martian. The film is a really, really good commercial for a future budgetary request.
October 27, 2015
It's hard to watch Straight Outta Compton and not think of #BlackLivesMatter. But this is not explicitly a movie about politics or race.
October 13, 2015
A screen in a sanctuary used to be a signal that a congregation had taken a side in the worship wars. Now it's just a sign that a church is open and functioning.
September 21, 2015

Return of Han

Augustine said the lesson's content is not as important as the teacher's desire. Passion is what instructs—and I'm teaching my children Star Wars.
August 2, 2015
As I watched Inside Out, I found myself thinking about Augustine's assertion that we are what we love and what we hate.
July 22, 2015
Of all the violence on Game of Thrones, one scene from the fifth season stands out in public opinion as particularly horrific.
July 6, 2015
U2's subway prank created a strange sort of intimacy and spontaneous community. I felt a similar dynamic at play at a recent funeral.
June 23, 2015

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