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December (Web-only) 2010

Subscriber Access Only Biutiful
A man tries to turn brokenness into beauty, but the story is hard to follow.
Subscriber Access Only de-plumed
Subscriber Access Only A Sweet, Sweet Sound
I was a legalistic religious hypocrite before I started learning the 'true' spirit of worship.
Subscriber Access Only Gulliver's Travels
Skims the major points, but completely misses Swift's underlying themes.
Subscriber Access Only Me? Favored? By God?
The remarkable announcement to Mary—and us.
Subscriber Access Only Come Away
Subscriber Access Only Somewhere
Sofia Coppola's latest explores the empty life of a lonely playboy.
Subscriber Access Only True Grit
The Coens make their first Western—and it's one of the best movies of their career.
Subscriber Access Only Top Ten Monks
Engaging HBO documentary on Cistercian monastery is ultimately a film about God.
Subscriber Access Only Old Angel
Subscriber Access Only Notable Sacred Music of 2010
Twelve of the best albums in the choral and classical genres.
Subscriber Access Only Heeding the Call
Compelling PBS documentary profiles aspiring young clergy from three faiths.
Subscriber Access Only An Un-Christmas-Like Idea
Four days of Advent readings, excerpted from 'God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas.' By Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Redeeming December Days
Advent prompts a larger, cosmic question: What do I do while waiting?
Subscriber Access Only Rabbit Hole
Kidman, Eckhart give stellar performances in a quiet tale of grief and (perhaps) healing.
Subscriber Access Only Tron: Legacy
Despite eye-popping visual effects, this sequel suffers from a muddled, confusing plot.
Subscriber Access Only The Great Incompatibility
Jesus is interested in the oddest things.
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The Lost Virtue of Courtesy
It doesn't necessarily "get better."
Subscriber Access Only Longest Year
Subscriber Access Only Carry Me Home
Subscriber Access Only The Beatles, Vivaldi, and God
How the Fab Four and a classical composer inspired me to do something bright and beautiful.
Subscriber Access Only The Fighter
David O. Russell's latest delivers a knockout blow in one of the best films of the year.
Subscriber Access Only The Tourist
Tepid romance and sluggish action can't match the beauty of Venice.
Subscriber Access Only The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
This passable adaptation disappointingly lacks the awe and wonder of the book.
Subscriber Access Only Burma's 'Human Hope'
Activist's release signals optimism as election spurs fear.
Subscriber Access Only And He Almost Deserved It
London's Will Poulter was born to play Eustace Scrubb, the bratty young boy in 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' opening this week.
Subscriber Access Only Faint Not
Subscriber Access Only Your World
Subscriber Access Only The Promise
Subscriber Access Only Say Goodbye
Subscriber Access Only Marriage: Marginalized in the Middle
The American retreat from marriage is moving into the heart of the social order: the middle class.
Subscriber Access Only The Changing Political Landscape
Activists face six new realities.
Subscriber Access Only The Narnia Policeman
Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson and co-producer of the Narnia movies, is the keeper of his stepfather's flame.
Subscriber Access Only Black Swan
A beautiful and engrossing ballet thriller, though slightly over-the-top.
Subscriber Access Only Evangelizing Ourselves
The gospel is for Christians too.
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.