Stephanie Perrault

Stephanie is a former WORLD contributor.

Gerry Goodstein

The Great Divorce

Theater
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

It takes a good deal of cunning to “steal past watchful dragons,” but Max McLean’s stage production of The Great Divorce rises to the challenge, raising questions of eternal significance with disarming ease, showcasing McLean’s commitment to creating culture from a Christian worldview.

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Warner Bros.

Bilbo returns

Movie | <em>Desolation of Smaug</em> makes for a monstrously entertaining movie
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 12/13/13, 01:00 am

The biggest release of the month will arguably be Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13), the second of a three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s 1937 novel. Early reviews are already lauding its praises, calling it a “vast improvement” on the lucrative first installment, which, despite a few entertaining scenes, was a snooze. That didn’t seem to inhibit box office receipts for the 2012 film, which were over $1 billion worldwide.

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The Book Thief

Movie
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 11/15/13, 01:00 am

In this visually bombastic age where smartphones and selfies are our culture’s ubiquitous ornaments, a film like The Book Thief comes as a much-needed reminder of the value of stories, of books, of words, and of life itself.

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