Emily Whitten

Emily is a book critic and writer for WORLD. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Mississippi graduate, previously worked at Peachtree Publishers, and developed a mother's heart for good stories over a decade of homeschooling. Emily resides with her family in Nashville, Tenn. Follow her on Twitter @emilyawhitten.

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 9/21/12, 01:00 am

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Ignatius Press

Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 9/07/12, 01:00 am

What do you get when you put brilliant actors, authentic Tunisian sets, and a hero of the Christian faith in the hands of a consistently under-performing director? A mediocre movie like Restless Heart.

Produced as part of Lux Vide's IMPERIUM collection, Restless Heart is one of six separate miniseries about imperial Rome shot on location in Tunisia. American viewers have been privy to several of these modestly successful miniseries-turned-movies since 2000 (i.e., St. Peter starring Omar Sharif in 2005).

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The Queen of Versailles

Documentary | Raw portrayal of two individuals suffering the death of their idols is the most distressing part
by Emily Whitten
Posted 8/24/12, 05:37 am

When photographer/director Lauren Greenfield met billionaire Jackie Siegel during an Elle magazine shoot, Greenfield was already preparing a long-term photographic work on "wealth, consumerism, and the international influence of the values of the American Dream." As Greenfield got to know Jackie and her husband, David, they must have seemed easy targets for a consumerism exposé.

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