Category Archives: Movies

Abilnino, Uganda, Movie Theater

Albilnino is a small Ugandan community located 4 kilometers off the Gulu-Kitgum highway. To say that Abilnino is an isolated, poor community would be a serious understatement. Because they want to see their children educated, the parents in the Abilnino … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Highway to Dhampus”

This excellent movie had a limited release over this last weekend and extending into the week.  I encourage everyone to find and watch “Highway to Dhampus”.   It has romance, tragedy, relevance, and gorgeous scenery.  The Nepali actors are great, particularly … Continue reading

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Chauvet Cave: 36,000-Year-Old Movies?

by Chip Walker [1] In his book La Prehistoire du Cinema, filmmaker and archaeologist Marc Azema argues that some the Chauvet Cave artists (recently discovered cave in southern France) were the world’s first animators, and the artists’ superimposed images combined with … Continue reading

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“Wild” (2014): A Short Movie Review

Wild is a traditional road (or hiking trail) movie.  In some respects, it is similar to other excellent road movies like The Way and The Straight Story, only Wild is somewhat of a feminist tale and is rated R. I enjoyed this movie a lot.  And, … Continue reading

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“Fury” (2014, David Ayer Director): A Short Movie Review

Movies like “Fury” are necessary.  For a few brief moments, they remind us of the horrors of war.  Let’s face it, it is too easy for national politicians to send our children to war without totally understanding the social and … Continue reading

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“Nightcrawler” (2014, Dan Gilroy Director): A Movie Review

I like movies and I really liked “Nightcrawler.” I hate the local news and rarely watch.  The Salt Lake area channels almost always lead with fires, serious accidents, shootings, gang activities, drug busts, interviews with distraught victims or witnesses . … Continue reading

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“The Drop”: A Movie Review

The Drop is a great movie, but it is definitely for adults because of subject matter, language, and some violence.  The movie gets its name from the expression “drop bar,” a covert place for funneling cash to local gangsters.  The excellent … Continue reading

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