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Tyler Beane Kelly

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  1. Under 3 months until Twin Peaks much-anticipated return! Are you folks planning on subscribing to a Showtime streaming service to watch?
  2. I'm thinking it's going to be tough to top this for the best horror of the year. Observations:
  3. Hi all. Thanks for the wonderful feedback so far. I can certainly appreciate your concern, Darren, with the word 'resilience.' How awful to have experienced the murder of your family members. Though traumatic in a very different way, in my own ongoing struggle with depression, the idea of resilience has been held over my head as something to strive for, something I need to be whole, etc., by friends, family, therapists, and at times that has been inspiring and at other times not helpful or even shame-inducing as you say. If resilience means the 'ability to bounce back to the same shape' as I read in some definitions, when applied to those who have been through trauma, that's just not realistic right? There's no going back to the shape of what was before. There's a whole new shape to things that must encompass the pain and the wounds for us to find healing. The title of the summit was created by health care professionals who are organizing the interdisciplinary conference. Not sure why those words as opposed to others. I used them above since they're what I have to work with. Doesn't mean we can't push back a bit though! Language matters when we talk about these tender subjects. Thanks for that reminder Darren.
  4. Hi all, I am participating in a Trauma and Resiliency summit coming up in my local community and have been asked to speak to the power of film with respect to this topic. I am a Lutheran pastor and film lover with some ideas I could use but would love to mine the wisdom of this group as well. Do any films and especially specific short film clips come to mind when you think about Trauma and Resiliency? A couple of initial ideas I had were: Robin Williams' 'It's not your fault' scene with Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. The kids escaping from Robert Mitchum into the boat in The Night of the Hunter. Thanks in advance for your help.
  5. I've seen this twice now and want to echo the praise of others. The Warrens are one of my favorite character couples that I've seen in a long time. They trust each other, listen to each other, intensely love each other, could not live without the other. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are all in on embodying these characters in a believable way.
  6. I'm up for anything Indy that involves Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg. Excited! = me. Back in 2008, I watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull three times in theaters when I was living in DC. I don't think I've ever seen a movie in theaters three times before or since. I absolutely adored it; the film was a great comfort to me at that point in my life. All Indy movies are. So excited for this news!
  7. Very nice review Evan. You reflect much of my thought and appreciation on the film.
  8. Sad that the Revenant lost; happy that Spotlight won. So many good films up for Oscar this year and so many good films that weren't!
  9. In my opinion, this is one of the best movies. Where child-like wonder meets adult science, argument, and religion. I encountered God watching this movie my parents in the theater when I was 13-years-old and it remains a God-touchstone for me going forward as a steward for God's Word wherever we encounter it. Now as a pastor of an ELCA church in small town Oregon, I am wondering where/how I can share this God-Word-Movie experience in a way that matters.
  10. These I've never seen and have ready to pop in for the rest of October. All cheap on DVD at Amazon, Big Lots, used stores. Exception for Carnival of Souls which I saw free online in poor image resolution and so picked up the Criterion release. I Walked With A Zombie (1943), The Body Snatcher (1945), The Haunting (1963), Psycho (1960), The Innocents (1961), Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Walking Dead (1936), The 7th Victim & Shadows of the Dark documentary (1943), Freaks (1932), The Thing from Another World (1951), The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), Carnival of Souls (1962), The Others (2001). That's a great list Mike. How's the viewing going? I love any and all of the RKO Val Lewton films. My favorite is Curse of the Cat People. Not much of a horror film; instead more of a child-like fantasy using some classic horror tropes.
  11. Is anyone watching some inspirational horror this October?
  12. I first came into contact with the show about 7 years ago as a recent college grad. All that I'd seen of Lynch up to that point (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead), I'd found intense, entrancing, but also exhausting. Watching Twin Peaks for the first time felt like the perfect balance of humor, melodrama, scares, and weirdness. Lynch found a sweet spot when he forced his sensibilities into the TV medium. I'm an uber fan-boy at this point. I've rewatched the series several times, and it's the first TV show I recommend to anyone I think who can stand it. I even forced my wife to watch it (she doesn't like scary shows) with me when we were engaged and spending several months teaching English to Nicaragua public school children. She loved it, she hated it, but she stuck with it, probably to appease me. It was the only DVD I brought from home. All this to say, I was floored to receive this news. Probably best news I've received in terms of my film/TV interests in a long, long time.
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