What do you call the sufferings of a man who forces his family to live with him in a remote, desolate location because Jerusalem is corrupt? “Just deserts.” Okay, forgive me for that. Last Days in the Desert, from director Rodrigo Garcia, brings a wandering, troubled, and all-caps HUMAN version
For the first time in my experience with The Jungle Book — an experience that includes growing up with the 1967 animated Disney film, knowing all the words to all of the songs, and then being surprised by the strangeness of Rudyard Kipling’s original story sometime in my teens — I care about Mowgli.
This post has been amended for the sake of clarification. If you read Version One and were offended, I ask you to read Version Two closely. Thank you! • Eugene Peterson, author of The Pastor and sometimes-celebrated/sometimes-criticized translator of The Message, is — in my humble opinion — a national treasure. I may not
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- Joshua Sikora, director of the Cinema & New Media Arts program at Houston Baptist University
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