Tag Archives: Sociology

Once Upon a Time – the sanctity of the family

American TV constructs the family as the ultimate value. You can mistreat people, maim them and kill them, but once you get in touch with your inner parent you are redeemed and you’re just one step away from being a … Continue reading

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Grimm – beyond appearances

The action is bad, the romance cringing, and the acting is … well, I guess they are good looking. The only real reason to watch Grimm is Silas Weir Mitchell, who plays Monroe, a good lycanthrope. Yet, the series has … Continue reading

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Whistle down the wind – faith & innocence

The first 30-40mins of the film Whistle down the wind are superb. It is a wonderful portrayal of childhood innocence. It is the story of two children finding a man in their barn and believing he’s Jesus. The innocent and naïve … Continue reading

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Sunshine – mission on the cheap

Sunshine was a very bad film but, like many commercial but pretentious films, it was filled with material for some fun deconstruction. Religion, science, democracy and even epistemology, it was all packed in there in the most splendidly confused way. … Continue reading

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