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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

I was never great at chess. I did decent, but I never had the intensity to get serious about chess. I loved the game, this modest board filled with endless possibilities and each game taught you a little bit more about how to play. But the chess world teaches you a lot about the people you play with and Searching for Bobby Fischer certainly captures a lot of my experience. Continue reading Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

It’s hard for me to not think of this film in theological terms as it’s a deep stare into the problem of evil. I think there’s even a tiny bit of a framework for it as the family has religious ties and someone even mentions at one point how the events of the film shook their faith. It’s not overt or in your face about those elements, but they’re brewing throughout the film. Continue reading Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Get Out (2017)

“As long as I’m in Polo’s smilin’ they think they got me
But they would try to crack me if they ever see a black me”
-Kanye West (Gorgeous)

Around the time Barack Obama became the first black president in the United States, the term “Obama’s post-racial America” began to get thrown around. I found it unsettling at the time because it was the kind of term people throw around who are the last kind of people who should be making the observation of whether or not America is post-racial. Continue reading Get Out (2017)