Category Archives: Film

Going French

I am in Love with French films. Even French films which don’t make the earth move. They are un-like other films.  They do not have to be something bold, or in your face. They are not hard or cutting edge, … Continue reading

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Moral Theology, Trishna & Marriage

Today my university lecture was on Moral Theology.  What a day!  My lecturer called for a courageous example before the class, of a real ethical dilemma that has affected us personally in our ministry or lives.  After a weak response … Continue reading

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Sssssshhhhh!

When I was eighteen having already completed a two-year foundation diploma in drama, I auditioned for an intensive 1 year Community Theatre Course.  This involved three separate terms.  Term one was  Theatre in Education (which I absolutely loved), which was a … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights

This is the most brilliant piece of film making I have seen in a long while. This film is up close and personal…….Intimate in a blood chilling way. Elemental.  Desperate.  Grim.  Raw.  Bleak.  Harsh.  Hard.  Bitter.  Biting.  Brave.  Tragic. Totally … Continue reading

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The Deep Blue Sea

I recently went solo to see this nostalgic Terence Davies film, a mesmerizing adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea.   It was quite beautiful in places.  Very painful in its fractured authentic truth.  And as a dear friend described it, dull. … Continue reading

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Violence, Dignity, Sex & Original Sin

I recently watched the film Tyrannosaur.  It is a film which has the power to make one come away and question, intersect, and pinpoint the acute pain, that can metamorph itself into a festering evil,  sometimes unrestrained, sometimes disguised, behind … Continue reading

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Him In All Things

The six miles spiritual v physical dog walk on days feels sublimely articulate, sharply defined and easy, where thoughts flow in and out, as the steady pulse of cars hypnotically pass, like rosary beads slipping through obedient disciplined fingers.  Light-footed … Continue reading

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Of Gods and Men

Again. The second time around this tenderest of all films about the personal and beautiful humanity of the French Trappist Monks living along side an impoverished community in Algeria touched my soul, and touched it just as deeply as it … Continue reading

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Love Like Poison

A  gentle beautiful film,  so tender.  So accurate, it becomes real. “Suffering is human, you must accept it as proof of humanity.  Not wanting to suffer is understandable, of course.  But its also linked to pride.” “God wants us to have … Continue reading

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Pina

“No, there was no hurricane that swept across the stage, there were just … people performing who moved differently then I knew and who moved me as I had never been moved before. After only a few moments I had … Continue reading

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The Jungle and the Desert

Last night I watched the 1998 Terrence Malik film ‘The Thin Red Line’.  This is a film that heightens the senses, with its beautiful Pacific photography, graphically intimate camera work, devastating circumstances and soul arousing script. I thought of the … Continue reading

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