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Reviews: A Life in a Day – captures a day in the life of humanity and hints at life’s spiritual side…

A film I enjoyed a sneak preview of, and reviewed, earlier this year – when  it was shown live on YouTube – goes on general release in UK cinemas today. If you’re wondering whether or not it might be your cup of tea, here’s an adaptation of my earlier review, to help you decide! According […]

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100 Years on: What do Bertrand Russell, Pythagoras, Einstein and Mary Baker Eddy have in common?

Next in our “100 years on, and still going strong” series, celebrating the continued resonance of Mary Baker Eddy’s life and ideas 100 years after her passing… What do Bertrand Russell, Pythagoras, Einstein and Mary Baker Eddy have in common? Well, firstly, they are all mentioned together in a quote which recently appeared in a Village Voice movie review by J. Hoberman, […]

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And the Oscar for “Overlooked Fact” goes to…The King’s Speech!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the – now! – Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech – especially “best original screenplay writer” David Seidler, “best Director” Tom Hooper, and “best male actor” Colin Firth.  At the 2011 Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the film also took home the “best movie” Oscar to cap an […]

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The King’s Speech 3: Lionel Logue and the healing question

The rise and rise of The King’s Speech continues unabated. It cleared up at the BAFTAs last weekend, winning seven awards.  Colin Firth is on a roll, and looks like a favourite to add an Oscar to the growing collection of awards for his portrayal of King George VI.  It was good to see Geoffrey […]

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Life in a Day: A not-so-exclusive invitation to the world premiere of an experiment in inclusive cinema!

According to British film director Kevin MacDonald his project Life in a Day was always intended to become a movie, but was called “an experiment” at first because, well, because it was. He and his editor Joe Walker had no idea whether they could pull it off, and so he hesitated to call it a film […]

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The King’s Speech – Lionel Logue and the Christian Science question

“The King’s Speech” – which officially opens in the UK today – is a marvellous film.   It compellingly, and movingly, tells the story of “How one man saved the British monarchy”, to quote its tagline. The one man in question is not the fascinating King George VI, played brilliantly by Colin Firth, but his […]

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A Saturday night at the movies…Val Kilmer shares his screenplay on Mark Twain/Mary Baker Eddy

My wife Jenny and I enjoyed a Saturday night viewing of Strength of Spirit: Engaging with Mary Baker Eddy 100 Years Later a video recently posted on the website of The Mary Baker Library. As reported on christianscience.com “On September 23, the Library staff set the scene with a presentation on the life of Mary […]

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