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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★★

    "A Hidden Life is both the most Christian and the most political of Terrence Malick’s films. At 173 minutes, it’s also the longest, surpassing The Thin Red Line by three minutes. While some may balk at the expansive running time, Malick makes every minute count in this real-life story about Austrian conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter, portrayed here by August Diehl. The film was originally titled Radegund, the name of the edenic mountain village where Franz and his beloved wife, Fani…

  • A Week Away

    A Week Away

    ★★½

    There's a moment where the Zac Efron clone jumps onto an inflatable summer camp "blob" on the lake while singing a rendition of Steven Curtis Chapman's 1999 CCM classic "Dive" and, having grown up in the American evangelical subculture, I truly felt seen.