Senseless tragedy can throw any person into despair. But when the person feels in some way responsible for the event, the despair can become debilitating. That is the theme of Aaron J.
There are just so many times that we can view the horror of war and tragedy before our minds and emotions become numb. In the midst of such calamities, we are glued to our TV sets,
Protecting our President from assassination is the responsibility of the Secret Service. This responsibility requires not only protection from attack by foreign governments, but also by
It is helpful in understanding David Frankel’s film, “The Devil Wears Prada,” to know that he has already explained its meaning: He presents a view of the devil in fine apparel. But don’t be confused, this finely
The narrative of the birth, life, and death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most written about story in human history. It is also the subject of more works of art, including film, than any
It is impossible to read Dan Brown's novel or view Ron Howard's film of "The Da Vinci Code" without being misled. If it was only a story that presented the idea that Jesus was married to Mary
In Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns," Kal-El or Superman (Brandon Routh) is sent to earth by his father Jor-El (Marlon Brando from footage of previous films) as a guiding light. That
After searching the world for an unsolvable mystery, Eisenheim the Illusionist (Edward Norton) discovers only one: the undying love he has for his childhood soul mate, Sophie (Jessica Biel).
The real life story of Clifford Irving is a living morality play. Portrayed on film by Richard Gere and directed by Lasse Hallstrom, “The Hoax” convincingly portrays the destructive
How do we deal with grief when it is so deep that you feel as though your soul is crushed? Or when you can’t breath because of the pain? Sometimes the only answer that seems to
The lack of moral wisdom in Peyton Reed's "The Break Up" is pathetic. Disregarding centuries of experiences which have taught us the importance of the commitment of marriage, the
It is easy to imagine a world in which everyone always makes the right choices and our children and grandchildren live responsible, blessed lives. Yet the truth is that no one lives such
When Americans experienced the attacks of 9/11, we had no idea we were the target of such hatred. That obviously religious people would be compelled by their leaders to violently take the
The fantasy tale written and directed by Tarsem Singh titled “The Fall” is creative, ingenious and disturbing. It has similarities to Rob Reiner’s “Princess Bride” in that it weaves the real-life
No period of history has witnessed more bloodshed than the 20th century. The systematic destruction of peoples of the world under the evil mind of Hitler is the most notable. But when it comes to
The sense that life continues after death is universal. From the ancient Egyptians who prepared elaborate tombs laden with possible necessities of the afterlife, to the modern Christians
Magic has a way of gaining the attention of people of all ages. Children want to believe that objects really can magically disappear and reappear. Although Adults know that this can’t
Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, is an enigma to many Americans. She represents the grace and dignity of one of the oldest monarchies in the world with a kind
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The 18th and 19th century slave trade was a barbaric practice that shocks our sensibilities one century later. Students of history know that the American Civil War was a turning point in the emancipation of human beings sold as property. What is lesser known is the fact that America continued trafficking in human slaves over fifty years after it was abolished in ...