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.

Summit Entertainment

The Impossible

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 1/11/13, 01:00 am

Chasing beach balls across the sand, sipping bubbly drinks by a sparkling pool—suddenly the power goes out in your hotel, and a distant rumble turns to a maddening rush as a 96-foot wall of water lifts out of the sea. You put your arms around your children, in a futile effort to protect them, as all goes black.

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KnockTV

Surrender the Secret

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

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Anna Karenina

Movie
by Emily Whitten
Posted 11/30/12, 01:00 am

Two lovers lie in blooming grass and sunlight, in the springtime of their adulterous affair. It is hours before nightfall, before the violent grasping for fig leaves. But still the twinge of conscience comes: “Someone might be watching.” And with those words, they look up to the boughs of swaying trees, suddenly aware of that Someone, unseen, in the rushing wind.

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