Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Riverstone Pictures

Painter with a purpose

Movie | At Eternity's Gate shows the struggles of Vincent van Gogh
by Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Posted 11/08/18, 03:34 pm

At Eternity’s Gate combines stellar acting, bizarre art film visuals, the painter Vincent van Gogh, and some muddled theology to create an interesting meditation on God-given talent.

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Sony Pictures

End of a campaign

Culture | The Front Runner revisits Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign and the reporters who dogged him
by Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Posted 11/01/18, 09:15 am

Journalists’ cameras are always watching in The Front Runner, director Jason Reitman’s take on the scandal that ended Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign. 

Rated R for language and thematic situations, the film is a sprawling account of Hart’s political demise. In the end, it focuses as much on journalists’ paparazzi tactics as on Hart’s adultery, which is implied rather than shown.

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Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features

Makings of a tragedy

Movie | Boy Erased depicts only the worst of reactions to LGBT individuals 
by Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
Posted 10/25/18, 11:54 am

American Christians have long wrestled over how to respond to LGBT members of their communities. Some Christians have responded graciously, with a healthy mix of truth and love. Others, sadly, have responded poorly, either ignoring truth or treating LGBT persons with anything but love.

Boy Erased, based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, depicts an abusive Christian ministry to same-sex attracted individuals, but presents only the poor side of the Christian response.

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