Middle-Earth Midrash (part 3)

December 24, 2013 at 1:00 am by

(Continued from parts one and two) “The Bravest Thing He Ever Did”: Valour, Victory, and the Great Battle There is an emphasis throughout Tolkien’s work on what one might call “true heroism,” which comes not from martial victory and certainly not through needless violence, but from the choices we make to conduct ourselves with dignity. […]

Black Swan

January 3, 2011 at 8:58 am by

Black Swan is an indescribable movie. It leaves you panting, shocked, throws down your defenses and makes you ache for more pain. If I am to try and sketch it in broad strokes, it is a movie that focuses on the psychological drama of a ballerina grappling with becoming the White Swan and the Black […]