Bullet Train

Release Date: August 5th, 2022 Director: David Leitch | MPAA Rating: R | LeavittLens Rating: 6/10 When I finally heard the news of the release of Bullet Train (after multiple delays) in 2022, it seemed that the blockbuster summer might be making a real comeback. In an increasingly franchise-riddled world, where inconsequential CGI Marvel filmsContinue reading “Bullet Train”

Top Gun: Maverick

Release Date: May 27th, 2022 Director: Joseph Kosinski | MPAA Rating: PG-13 | LeavittLens Rating: 8/10 In an early scene in Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski’s follow up to the 1986 memorable, albeit problematic, classic (see: overt misogyny and American exceptionalism), Admiral Cain (Ed Harris) waxes prophetically to Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) aContinue reading “Top Gun: Maverick”

Don’t Look Up

Release Date: December 24th, 2021 Director: Adam McKay| MPAA Rating: R | LeavittLens Rating: 7/10 During the early 18th century, a wave of poverty had struck the nation of Ireland. The Industrial Revolution was looming, and social and political class divisions had intensified, reinforced by religious associations to and honor for the upper class. TheContinue reading “Don’t Look Up”

A Wednesday Word | 8/4/2021

“The church’s warfare involves purposefully growing into communities that become more faithful corporate performances of Jesus on earth…this is good news for the world.” -Tim Gombis, The Drama of Ephesians Text: Ephesians 6:12-18 Devotional: When reading Paul’s words in Ephesians, particularly his mentioning of the “cosmic powers” in 6:12, I am often reminded of theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 8/4/2021”


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