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Evan C

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    Being led on an illegal suicide mission by a selfish maniac.

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    Church organist
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    The Jaguar Shark
  • Favorite movies
    The Double Life of Veronique - Kieslowsk WALL-E - StantonA Man for All Seasons - ZinnemannCasablanca - CurtizSingin' in the Rain - Donen and KellyHenry V - BranaghRebecca - HitchcockFaust - MurnauBabette's Feast - AxelSweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - BurtonThree Colors Trilogy - KieslowskiThe Lord of the Rings (extended editions) - JacksonIt's a Wonderful Life - Capra Vertigo - HitchcockDr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - KubrickThe Red Shoes - Powell and PressburgerBringing Up Baby - HawksThe Godfather Part II - CoppolaFinding Nemo - StantonSophie Scholl the Final Days - RothemundThe Pianist - PolanskiPaths of Glory - KubrickChariots of Fire - HudsonAll About Eve - Mankiewicz
  • Favorite music
    Quartet for the End of Time - Olivier MessiaenPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun - Claude DebussyThe Rite of Spring - Igor StravinskyEroica Symphony - Ludwig van BeethovenSunday in the Park with George - Stephen SondheimMeditations on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity - Olivier MessiaenSt. Matthew Passion - J. S. BachFantasia and Fugue in G minor - J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue on the Name of 'Alain' - Maurice DurufleMagical Mystery Tour - The BeatlesPiano Etudes - Gyorgy Ligeti Symphony no. 6 - Louis VierneDialogues of the Carmelites - Francis PoulencRigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi
  • Favorite creative writing
    The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. TolkeinPerelandra by C. S. LewisThe Hobbit by TolkeinThe Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsThe Screwtape Letters by LewisFox in Socks by Dr. SeussThe Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. ChestertonKing Lear by ShakespeareMy Cousin Rachel by Daphne du MaurierA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Favorite visual art
    Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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  1. Jurassic World 2 aka Jurassic Park 5

    I saw the first trailer for this when I went to see The Last Jedi, and immediately after the trailer a guy sitting behind me said to his friend, "They spoiled so much of it!" And I thought, "There is absolutely nothing to spoil."
  2. Lady Bird

    I could have sworn I had shared my review here, but apparently I never did. So here it is: https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/lady-bird/
  3. Overstreet is referring to Le Fils, by the Dardenne brothers. IMDB page here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0291172/ His book is here: https://www.amazon.com/Through-Screen-Darkly-Looking-Closer/dp/0830743154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517515453&sr=8-1&keywords=through+a+screen+darkly To answer your initial question: what are some of my favorite films "that touch on the Spirit of Humanity and God's hand in the hero's journey?" For a traditional notion of hero's journey, I'd pick Branagh's adaptation of Henry V. But I would pick The Double Life of Veronique, Babette's Feast, and WALL-E for my favorite films about journeys which remind us of God's presence and love in unexpected ways.
  4. Movie Calendar

    The Commuter - August 23rd and 24th are mentioned in the opening montage. There are newspapers and train tickets, so it may be possible to determine which day the majority of the story takes place on.
  5. Favorite films of 2017

    My list is up: https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/2017-top-ten/
  6. Favorite films of 2017

    Normally I'd post my list this week, but both Phantom Thread and The Post are opening this weekend, so I'm definitely waiting to see those, and I may wait until next week to see Call Me By Your Name as well.
  7. A better film about...

    If I interpreted the final scene of Thelma correctly, and I'm not 100% sure I did, Lady Macbeth is a better version of Thelma. Also, Frozen is a better version of Thelma.
  8. Huh. I emailed them twice and never heard back. If it's not too late, I'd still be happy to see it, if you have a connection.
  9. Thanks for doing all of this, Joel. Thelma opens in Bloomington on Friday, so I'll be turning my ballot in at the last minute, but I will not forget. Christian, I haven't seen Loveless, and sadly have no idea when I'll be able to, although it's one I'm very much looking forward to tracking down eventually. Same thing goes for The Breadwinner.
  10. The Greatest Showman is currently listed as seconded, even though no one seconded it as of this post. However, the themes Ken mentioned make it worthwhile considering for this list, and it's a pretty good musical too. So second. I'd also like to make a last minute push for My Happy Family, which is the sort of intimate family drama about how we interact with one another that's very appropriate for this list, and it deserves a lot more attention as well, and it's streaming on Netflix right now.
  11. For some reason, I thought The Work had been nominated and seconded. Anyway, second. It's also streaming on Amazon for $0.99, and it is worth spending that on.
  12. The Shape of Water

    A very fine review, yourself, Andrew. Since del Toro placed those two Biblical stories so prominently in the film, I thought I should discuss them in my review.
  13. The Shape of Water

    I found this to be quite powerful and moving. https://catholiccinephile.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/the-shape-of-water/
  14. I'll second Coco, although I'm not as wild about it as others are. I nominate My Happy Family, Bilge Elbiri's #1 film of the year, a Georgian drama somewhat in the style of Farhadi about the dynamics of a supertight family when one member decides she wants to move out. The exploration of the family dynamic is quite powerful, along with the generational and gender expectations. It's streaming on Netflix now; as a warning, Netflix defaults to playing it dubbed in English, and the dub is pretty terrible, so make sure to switch it over to Georgian dialogue with English subtitles.
  15. A better film about...

    For films about examining traditional notions of heroism and suggesting there is victory in loss and retreat, Dunkirk is a better version of The Last Jedi.
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