Movies with the family

As a family we enjoy watching movies on the weekends or when other opportunities allow. I hope to write on each movie I see with the family, both in terms of some thoughts for a review, but also how did the children react, enjoy or not enjoy the movie. Always in the background is the moral imagination. How do the movies we view throughout our lives influence our growth or disintegration of the moral imagination in each of our lives, but also in our society.

I hope you find these brief thoughts useful and edifying in your own movie viewing and understanding of the moral imagination.

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One thought on “Movies with the family

  1. A great idea! I’m grateful my parents raised me on old TV shows like I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, and the not-quite-so-old in comparison Mary Tyler Moore Show. When I was in high school my dad decided to rent Citizen Kane for the heck of it, only knowing that it had the epithet “greatest American movie” attached to it; that was the first time I paid attention to a movie for reasons other than mere entertainment value. Since then, I’ve been a huge fan of the classic films. There are plenty of modern movies I like, even love, but it’s startling how true the old axiom “they don’t make ’em like they used to” holds true.

    I look forward to your reviews, and I will try to participate through comments whenever I can!

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