Movies
Erin Zimmerman

Dramatic potential

Movie | I Am Patrick is a worthy tribute to a hero of the faith
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/12/20, 04:35 pm

Beer, parades, the wearing o’ the green. After Nicholas, no one commonly called a saint has had more celebration and legend grow up around him than “Ireland’s apostle,” Patrick. Yet unlike jolly old Sinterklaas, Patrick left an autobiographical record that offers a fascinating glimpse into not only his own life but also the spread of Christianity after the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Netflix

Preventive care

Documentary | A new documentary recounts how his son’s drug-related death inspired a pharmacist to investigate his murder—and an industry
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 3/11/20, 04:41 pm

The day you read this, approximately 125 Americans will die of an opioid overdose. One in 5 teenage deaths in 2016 in the United States was related to opioid addiction. Netflix’s new documentary, The Pharmacist, tells one man’s quest to make his son’s drug-related death prevent some of those deaths.

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Selectively woke

Movie | Onward’s LGBT character turns straight for foreign audiences
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/06/20, 01:33 pm

It was one of the Babylon Bee’s characteristically barbed headlines—a joke that skates so close to reality, it’s hard to tell if it qualifies more as satire or commentary: “Disney to Introduce New LGBTQ Superhero Whose Superpower Is Turning Invisible in International Markets.”

That’s exactly what’s happening with Pixar’s latest movie, Onward.

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