Media Matters Archive

Small Town Heroes

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November 7, 2014 Third Way

The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.

Lila

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October 31, 2014 Third Way

This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.

The Skeleton Twins

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October 24, 2014 Third Way

While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.

Gone Girl

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October 17, 2014 Third Way

And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.

Pride

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October 10, 2014 Third Way

Not only is the acting superb across the board but, writer Beresford has magically found time to develop at least a dozen characters, giving one after another their own personal moment to shine.

Woman to Woman

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October 3, 2014 Third Way

Love songs tend to offer only one side of the story, or one emotional response.

Frank

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September 26, 2014 Third Way

Frank isn’t a biopic, but rather a fictitious look at how artistry, mental illness, and loyalty intersect.

Boyhood

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September 19, 2014 Third Way

But the film is more than simply a unique approach to storytelling. It also confronts viewers with the poignant passage of time and how quickly our lives go by.

Calvary

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September 12, 2014 Third Way

If we think of Father James’ life as a metaphor for the church, we are offered a wise reflection on how the entire church might wrestle with its own faithfulness to Jesus in the 21st century, a time when the church is often viewed as an enemy to society.

Look Again to the Wind

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September 5, 2014 Third Way

The album, though mostly ignored at the time, clearly positions Cash in the tradition of the folk singer. This revisit doesn’t seem nostalgic, nor does it seem old, but uncannily still important.