Tag Archives: Dan Stevens

The Man Who Invented Christmas – Movie Discussion

The Man Who Invented Christmas is the charmingly told backstory of Charles Dickens and how he came to write A Christmas Carol. Thematically, as you would expect, it overlaps greatly with A Christmas Carol—forgiveness, caring for the poor/generosity, forgiveness, love, … Continue reading

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Marshall – Movie

The Lord commanded Moses to solicit his brother’s help. While Marshall is the story of Thurgood Marshall and his beginnings with the NAACP in a career-defining case, it’s the story of his reluctant recruit, Sam Friedman, that I found particularly … Continue reading

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Great Message for Girls in Beauty and the Beast

The message was there in the first rendition of the movie, but it wasn’t explicit. The creators of this newer version of Beauty and the Beast did parents of young girls at least one solid when they spelled it out … Continue reading

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Why is Beauty and the Beast so Timeless?

I mentioned here that Beauty and the Beast is “one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time. Cinderella may be more “classic” but is very much a girls’ movie. Beauty and the Beast appeals far more broadly to … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast’s Gay Moment

There was a bit of to do before the movie came out at the announcement of Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment” (read more here). Of course, no one knew what that would mean or just how explicit that moment would … Continue reading

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