Emily Whitten

Emily reviews books and movies for WORLD and is a contributor at RedeemedReader.com. She homeschools her two children and sees books through the eyes of a mother.

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Mockingjay, Part 1 asks teens to tackle harsh realities

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/21/14, 12:13 pm

Trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 show hero Katniss Everdeen as a kind of modern Joan of Arc. Dressed all in black, she’s a warrior princess leading the charge against the Capitol and evil President Snow.  

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Demarest Films

A Most Wanted Man

DVD
by Emily Whitten
Posted 10/31/14, 01:00 am

Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is only a middleman in Germany’s international spy scene in A Most Wanted Man. With bureaucrats breathing down his neck and Muslim informants hanging on every word, his loyalties as part of an anti-terror unit are complicated. Those familiar with Cold War tales like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will recognize novelist John le Carré’s complex, character-driven storytelling here, albeit with a post-9/11 plot.  

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Notable Books

Books | Four nonfiction books related to movies
by Emily Whitten
Posted 10/31/14, 01:00 am

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