November 11th, 2015

CINEMUSINGS: Room with a Worldview

The Plot A young woman named Joy and her 5-year-old son Jack live trapped in Room – a shed in Old Nick’s backyard. When Joy and Jack finally find a way to escape, they have a whole new trial ahead of them – learning how to live in World. The Thought Room, World, Space, Heaven […]

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January 19th, 2015

CINEMUSINGS: Selma and the Message of Martin Luther King

Marchers in the streets cry out to be recognized as human beings. Militarized police forces wield guns, batons, and tear gas against peaceful demonstrators. Citizens call on their leaders for justice. These images describe periods in American history as distant as 50 years ago and as recent as five weeks ago. We see them both […]

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January 6th, 2015

CINEMUSINGS: Let My People Go…to the Movies

The last Cineminklings event of the year saw a movie of biblical proportions–literally. Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings was widely anticipated by moviegoers, particularly those in the church. Of course we wanted to see what these stories in the Bible might look like—the costumes, the ancient Hebrew architecture, the British accents (well, that last […]

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December 11th, 2014

CINEMUSINGS: “Whiplash” and the Art of Madness

The Plot Whiplash revolves around Andrew, a freshman at a fictional Juilliard-type music conservatory who sleeps, eats, and breathes jazz drumming.  He lands a spot playing in the band led by Fletcher, the most respected professor at the school.  Elated by this huge step forward in his future career, Andrew determines to do everything in […]

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