To love another person is to see the face of God :: Les Misérables

Les Misérables (2012) Though struggle, heartbreak and struggle are definitely prevalent from start to finish in the film, for me, it is love that is the overarching theme, the salvation and redemption, and sometimes pain, sacrifice and ruin, of love. Nearly every pivotal choice within the film is motivated by love, of one kind or the other, except for the through-line battle between Jean Valjean and Javert, who were in constant odds over what was right and just and true. So, perhaps instead of a story about misery, one could take the tale, and the film, as a story of … Continue reading To love another person is to see the face of God :: Les Misérables

I have cheered the uncheerable :: ParaNorman

1. ParaNorman (2012) movies seen in 2013 Season of the Witch :: Donovan My first movie of the year was a family movie night choice, ParaNorman, an animated film from the makers of Coraline. As with most “zombie” films, this one came equipped with social commentary, this time on the appreciation of being “different”, as a town is held captive by a witch’s curse (a young girl accused years ago of being a witch and executed). Norman is the boy who can talk to the dead, who is an outcast much like the witch from long ago, but is also … Continue reading I have cheered the uncheerable :: ParaNorman