Viewing 19 posts by Nathanael Smith

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    This Summer at the Movies

    Another summer of blockbusters has been and gone, so it's time to do a bit of damage assessment. The BIG MOVIES season is drawing to a close, then there will be a lull... Read more
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    Film Review: Song of the Sea

    I haven't posted many film reviews on Think for a while, due to a combination of having a lot on and not having many films to talk about that make me think about faith... Read more
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    Film Review: Cinderella

    Amongst my favourite films of last year, I listed some fairly heavyweight films such as Leviathan, a weighty treatise on the church and state in Putin's Russia, and 12... Read more
  • The Oscars, And What To Do About Them image

    The Oscars, And What To Do About Them

    Last week I wrote a glowing review of Selma, a film that everyone was expecting to get a lot of awards attention. As it turned out, when the Oscar nominations came... Read more
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    Film Review: Selma

    Selma contains two things that often compromise a good story: an important message and a well known true story. Biopics and polemics equally detract from compelling... Read more
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    The Year in Movies

    Instead of doing a standard Top 10 of the year, I thought I’d break down the films I’ve enjoyed into categories of why I’ve enjoyed them. This is largely because... Read more
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    Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

    As with Noah earlier in the year, the latest atheist-directed Biblical epic (which is really a subgenre by now) arrives with a healthy dose of controversy. With the... Read more
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    Film Review: Stations of the Cross

    As Christmas approaches, what better way to celebrate than by watching a film that uses Catholic iconography of the crucifixion to level attacks at religion? Wait, what? Read more
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    Film Review: Interstellar

    This is the first of an occasional ThinkTheology column where I’ll be reviewing films that make me think about my faith in some way, equal parts review and theological... Read more