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Grace in <i>Molly's Game</i>

Grace in Molly’s Game

This one was written by Anna Nott. If you haven’t seen the action/drama/thriller/hint of comedy that is Molly’s Game, I suggest that you stop reading this article, and investigate a way to watch it. Spoilers to follow. I have been a subscriber to MoviePass, i.e. I have access to unlimited movies in theaters (no more […]

Another Week Ends: Negatively Positive Thinking, <i>Bill W. and Dr. Bob</i>, Love and Friendship, Fun Families, Facebook Sociology and Vonnegut's Shapes of Stories

Another Week Ends: Negatively Positive Thinking, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Love and Friendship, Fun Families, Facebook Sociology and Vonnegut’s Shapes of Stories

1. Think positive! The New Yorker this week pushes back against the “think I can” trend, famously espoused by Thomas the Train – and even in adult media, too. While it’s certain that confidence often sometimes helps (Seahawks defensiveback Richard Sherman self-imputed the title “best cornerback in the league” and subsequently grew into it), it tends to break […]

On TV: The Strange Grace of BBC's <i>Luther</i>

On TV: The Strange Grace of BBC’s Luther

“Seems to me your conscience has killed more people than I have.”– Alice Morgan DSU Schenk: “Miss Morgan, I must remind you that I am a police officer and you are a fugitive of justice and, just by walking in here, you have by default surrendered.” Alice: “You are entitled to send me back. I […]

On TV: When Grace Reaps A Whirlwind

On TV: When Grace Reaps A Whirlwind

Warning: if you have not caught up to the third episode of series three of BBC’s Luther, then wait to read this until you have. Spoilers ahead. The third episode of BBC’s Luther’s third series/season is a highlight of the season and, maybe, the whole show. John Luther’s second case begins as we come into […]

On TV: Why BBC's <em>Luther</em> Is The Scariest Show On TV

On TV: Why BBC’s Luther Is The Scariest Show On TV

I am coming up on my one-year anniversary of Mockingbird graciously allowing me to become a contributor. It all started with my series on the intersections between horror cinema and Christianity: “In the Event of a Cosmic Horror”. So I couldn’t leave the Halloween season alone without some sort of post dealing with horror and […]

On TV: Love Is A Many-Splintered Thing

On TV: Love Is A Many-Splintered Thing

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all […]

On TV: A Hero Lies Down Under His Past, A Villain Rises Up From The Dark

On TV: A Hero Lies Down Under His Past, A Villain Rises Up From The Dark

“God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.” -William Cowper, “God Moves In Mysterious Ways” As the hero lies down under the burden of his toil; the villain rises from underneath to do his deeds in the dark. This is the […]

On TV: John Luther Suffers For Us All

On TV: John Luther Suffers For Us All

“No, much as we would hate to admit it, we love to watch heroes suffer. And the greater the suffering and the more emphatic ability of the hero, the more we admire the hero…. I love to see heroes who fuel some kind of moral furnace inside them, who are driven to take on the […]