these are not movie and book reviews in the normal sense of
the word "review." These are thoughts and reflections that
have been inspired by films and books. I make no judgments
as to whether the movies are good, bad, or appropriate to
watch. My discussion of a movie or book should not be
construed as a recommendation that anyone should see the
movie or read the book. My only purpose in these essays is
to discuss the ideas that are encountered in these works.
Since these are often theological or spiritual reflections
on overall themes contained in the books and films, they
will necessarily contain "spoilers." If you haven't read
the book or seen the film, be warned that I may discuss all
aspects of the film, even those surprise endings.