Marty VanDriel
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Fighters in the sky

Documentary | Spitfire tells the story of the WWII airplane that helped save Britain
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 11/07/19, 12:56 pm

A single-propeller Spitfire loops and soars over the green British countryside, its pilot reveling in the craft’s liveliness. Spitfire, a documentary available on Netflix, tells the tale of the last of the fighter planes without a jet engine, a plane that became a symbol of British courage during the Second World War.

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Sole survivor

Television | A police chief tries to protect a mysterious girl from evil forces in ABC drama Emergence
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 10/10/19, 12:38 pm

In ABC’s new weekly drama Emergence, shadowy villains want to get their hands on a little girl who seems to have survived a mysterious plane crash. As a police chief and her family shield the youngster from danger, they try to find out why she is so valuable to evil forces. ABC might have a hit on its hands with Emergence, but is it worthwhile viewing for Christians?

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Tears on the moors

Documentary | In Evelyn, siblings hope a series of hikes in Scotland will help their family heal from the pain of a brother’s suicide
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 9/26/19, 01:37 pm

Director Orlando von Einsiedel lost his brother Evelyn to suicide 15 years ago, and he and his family find it too painful to talk about their loss. Determined to change this, Orlando, sister Gwen, and youngest brother Robin set off to reminisce by repeating a series of hikes in Scotland they had traveled with their brother.

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