Just watched this movie with my little sister, and we loved it. I was also very moved by the surprise twist at the end. Your review adds a new layer of resonance to the story for me. Thanks for sharing!
Jesse Hayden commented on the post, The Lost Art of Listening, Part 1: Ubiquity & Scarcity 3 months ago
Thanks for this, AP! I definitely resonate with the experience of growing to love albums over time. Several of my all-time favorite records were CDs that I picked up at thrift stores and kept coming back to. August & Everything After has been one of those slow-burning albums for me. I wasn’t sure what to make of it initially, but it’s grown on me…[Read more]
Jesse Hayden commented on the post, Album Review: <em>Finch in the Pantry</em> by The Arcadian Wild 1 year ago
Thanks for this review, Chris! I checked this album out and have been listening to it lot lately. It keeps growing on me. There’s so much in the music and lyrics to explore!
Being a youngster, I was a late comer to “August & Everything After,” discovering it just last year. It’s now become one of my favorite albums. The music is soulful and surprising, and the lyrics are refreshingly honest. I read a great article a while ago that compared Duritz’s songs to the wisdom literature of Job and Ecclesiastes, and the mor…[Read more]
John Carney’s movie “Once” did that for me. I was expecting it to be a typical story about an ill-fated romance, and instead discovered a story about two people choosing to love each other self-sacrificially. Each character makes some hard choices that help the other to grow into the person they’re meant to become. It was a great picture of a de…[Read more]
This was great! I love listening to these discussions, and I’m excited to check some of these recommendations out, specifically First Man, Mary Poppins Returns, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor (I know very little about Mr. Rogers). One movie I was surprised wasn’t mentioned is Beautiful Boy with Steve Carell and Timothy Chalamet, which is based on a…[Read more]
Jill Phillips – thanks for recommending Beautiful Boy! I watched it yesterday and can’t stop thinking about it. It’s one of the most moving films I’ve ever seen. The acting was astonishingly brave and authentic, and the story was both gut-wrenching and grace-filled. It’s a desperately needed exploration of redemption and a sobering glimpse into an…[Read more]
Thanks so much for this great review, Andrew. Listened through this album recently and was really moved by it. During a couple songs, I found myself tearing up and paused the music to pray, which doesn’t happen often. I’ve wrestled for a long time with the reality of God’s unconditional love, struggling to believe that he loves me as I am and not…[Read more]