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  • The King and I

    The King and I

    ★★★★½

    "When one does not know what to say, it is a time to be silent."

    Fine words from the king, with which I tend to agree. But for now, I'll just have to do my best because...

    ...this film has essentially left me conflicted. There's no way I could be politically correct and praise all of it. Indeed, if I'd first seen it at a time before I was more racially/culturally conscious and concerned, before I knew anything about sexism,…

  • Soldier Love Story

    Soldier Love Story

    ★★★★

    "God sometimes gives us answers to questions we aren't ready to even ask yet."

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  • The Nativity Story

    The Nativity Story

    ★★★★½

    Albeit Jesus, naturally, is a major theme in this film, the work as a whole shouldn't be relegated down to a little Christmastime-Jesus-in-a-manger story. Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, and their supporting cast bring wonderful humanness to this picture, the three wise men adding some nice and unexpected humor.

    I've heard other viewers say that the actors' dialogue is "stiff" or what have you, but I’m pretty sure the filmmakers weren’t trying to portray the characters as modern and Western, speaking…

  • The Robe

    The Robe

    ★★★★

    All right, so I might've been spoiled by having so recently read The Centurion, but lover of classic epics that I am, and usually rather understanding of the over-the-top dramatics and whatnot, I must say I was bothered by the sensational caricatures and some of the corny handling of this particular subject matter.

    I suppose I can't name it all. But things like the Christ character taking great pains to keep his face covered by the cross he's carrying, then…