Category Archives: Movies

  1. What The Incredibles Doesn’t Understand About Superheroes

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    August 10, 2016 by Devin

    If you are following this blog for any amount of time or know me even a little bit, you know …
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  2. The Force Awakens, and Its Complicated Relationship With Lucas

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    December 31, 2015 by Devin

    (Spoiler warning) I believe I am at the point where I can honestly say that while I think the film …
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  3. Finding Meaning in Movies (and Why the Pixar Theory is Terrible)

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    November 6, 2015 by Devin

    The flaw students often make in understanding literary analysis is that because adhering to the literal truth of the text is not as important, any interpretation is just as good as the other one because what does it really mean anyway? However, to paraphrase Richard Rohr, literal truth is the lowest form of truth. In this scenario, what a text is is so much less important than what a text means.

  4. Ray Comfort, Moral Relativity, and Why His Good Intentions Aren’t Helping Anyone

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    October 8, 2015 by Devin

    Ray Comfort released a new film where he argues why his good intentions matter

  5. Captain America and What Makes an American Hero

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    September 11, 2015 by Devin

    In fact, I would argue that each of the films Captain America has been in so far, from The First Avenger to Age of Ultron, have him define what being an American hero is in under new contexts. Captain America is a cypher onto which values and motifs are put, and while his character has been consistent, how those values and motifs are explored changes with the times.

    But how does this change from The First Avengers to The Avengers? What really makes him an American hero?

  6. Love & Mercy Review: Oooh-wee-ooooooooh

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    June 22, 2015 by Devin

    Love & Mercy falls into that weird category of impressive films that somehow still fail to be thematically relevant on …
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  7. Jurassic World Review: Ancient for all the Wrong Reasons

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    June 17, 2015 by Devin

    Jurassic Park is one of the cornerstones of modern cinema, the movie that defined what dinosaurs are and why they are …
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