I only allow myself to log Star Wars movies if I stay awake all the way through. *pats self on back*
I’ve been slowly working my way through a long list of Taika Waititi’s favourite movies that I once read in an interview and gradually trying to watch more (all?) films that Robert Redford has had a hand in, either as actor or director. This ticked both boxes and did not disappoint.
It’s raw and sad and tense and focuses on emotional development rather than a lot of plot-point action, and all the other things that make most folks disappointed if they heed…
Ever since reading Dennis Covington’s fantastic Salvation on Sand Mountain several years ago, I’ve been enthralled by glimpses into the lives of Appalachian folks who practice literal interpretation of Mark 16:17-18. This documentary focuses on one specific murder case — in Clue terms, it was (allegedly) the pastor in the shed with a 5ft diamondback rattlesnake — but beneath the eerie dramatics of the incident itself is a more general spiritual questioning: How much weight do we give rebirth through baptism and…