Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Tenet’s unsound track

Movie | Messy audio mix, nebulous plot make the sci-fi thriller a laborious big-screen event
by Bob Brown
Posted 9/10/20, 01:34 pm

Cinephiles familiar with the work of Christopher Nolan know the writer-director has a burden for brain-bogglers. It took a second viewing of his 2010 film Inception—winner of four Oscars, including two for best sound mixing and best sound editing—for me to make some sense of its dream-within-a-dream framework. 

Nolan’s new mind-bending, time-rending film Tenet proved to be an even more frustrating affair for my first trip back into a movie theater since COVID-19 put the kibosh on indoor big-screen outings. The film’s sound design, of all things, was the culprit.

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American Family Association

No body of evidence

Documentary | In His Image refutes transgender ideology—and tells of the hope provided by Christ
by Bob Brown
Posted 8/27/20, 04:20 pm

The best thing about the new documentary In His Image may be its confidence in the goodness of God’s establishment of—count ’em—two sexes, male and female. The browbeaten body of Christ needs the boost. This American Family Studios film will encourage congregations struggling to hold their ground and challenge others who’ve rejected the Creator’s design for sexuality.

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(Un)well: The pros and cons of health fads

Documentary | Film explores some iffy elixirs
by Bob Brown
Posted 8/27/20, 04:07 pm

(Un)well is a new Netflix documentary series that examines different wellness trends. Many viewers likely have familiarity with the booming essential oils business, but some episodes will take viewers on trips into strange spaces. Successful practitioners, disillusioned ex-reps, and skeptical scientists issue conflicting opinions.

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