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Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green & Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Drew Goddard - Movie Review

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Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green & Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Drew Goddard - Movie Review

Listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture.

Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green & Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Drew Goddard - Movie Review - Image 1Halloween(2018)

In the first half of this podcast Wilken and Giese talk about Halloween (2018) and the Halloween franchise and the general plot of this new film by director David Gordon Green with a focus on the films attempt to deal with the lifelong trauma and pain associated with violence in the character of Laurie Strode played by Jamie Lee Curtis and how the deal with vengeance in contrast to the Biblical approach to vengeance. Giese brings up the comment from Laurie Strode when she says: “Do you know that I prayed every night that he [Michael Myers] would escape?” to which the police officer Hawkins replies, “What the hell did you do that for?” and Strode responds, “So I can kill him.” Click the above link marked “listen” to hear the IssuesEtc interview.

Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green & Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Drew Goddard - Movie Review - Image 2Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

In the second half of this podcast Wilken and Giese talk about the general plot of Drew Goddard’s new film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) and the role of faith in the writing and directing of the film as well as in the way the characters in the film are portrayed. Set in the late 1960s Jeff Bridges plays Dock O'Kelly an aging criminal posing as a Roman Catholic Priest Father Daniel Flynn who along with 6 other individuals becomes embroiled by chance in a complicated crime fueled weekend at the "El Royale" hotel and casino in Lake Tahoe built on the border between California and Nevada. The film is raw and rough in places yet values forgiveness and the need to be forgiven where that forgiveness can be trusted as true. Click the above link marked “listen” to hear the IssuesEtc interview.

 

Rev. Ted Giese is lead pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; a contributor to The Canadian Lutheran, Reporter; and movie reviewer for the “Issues, Etc.” radio program. Follow Pastor Giese on Twitter @RevTedGiese. Check out our Movie Review Index!

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