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Paddington 2

MICHAEL THOMAS JONES This movie is an excellent example of advances in modern technology: its screenplay could have easily been written by an artificial intelligence. Don’t accept a mediocre film just because it’s ‘for kids’ and is less toxic than the various other kinds of imaginative runoff we channel towards our children. (With each year the channels grow deeper and

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A Thoroughly Modern Novel

That Hideous Strength is not without its virtues. There are good ideas: power hungry modernism is bad. Men and women are different. Places are important. Surrealism is dangerous. There are also good elements: a boss who practices astral projection. Lunar sex bots. Merlin in the modern day. A bloody banquet overrun by beasts. However, I shouldn’t have had to read

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Perelandra Imperiled

Or not, because nothing much happens. There are a few wonderful images in this book. First, the main character spends the entirety of the story naked, which is great. I wish more books went like that. Secondly, the ever-shifting floating islands of Perelandra have to be one of the most interesting world mechanics I’ve encountered in a long time. I

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Greetings From Thulcandra

After I came to Moscow, Idaho, it quickly became apparent that I would have to spend some more time with C.S. Lewis. I have managed to push it off until now due to having read through the Chronicles half a dozen times, as well as the Screwtape Letters once. But over the past two years I’ve gotten so tired of

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The Fossil Record of Creation, Etched in Light: A Summary of “Starlight, Time and the New Physics” by John Hartnett

Some (few) researchers have worked on making a new model to rival the contemporary cosmology and while their work is far from complete, they do offer a glimpse at a potential model that could be just as multifaceted as its rival and has far more explanatory power. These people are Russel D. Humphreys, Moshe Carmeli, John Hartnett, and they are

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