Film reviews by Cotton Mather

25 February 2014

Oh, this is my favorite thing all week: reviews written by noted New England Puritan Cotton Mather in the New Yorker. To wit:

Catching Fire

Verily, I am of two Minds when it comes to “Catching Fire.” On the one Hand, the killing of Children is largely forbidden by Scripture. On the other, so is coddling them. All Sins being Equal before God, I will split the Difference and give this Film two Stars. 

They’re almost as good as those written by Focus on the Family in the good old days, before their website clued into the snort-inducing nature of their prudery. (The site still offers enumerated lists of bad words; for example, did you know that American Hustle has more than 110 uses of the f-word?)

Ahh. Now this perks up the fact that we have one of those dread-inducing faculty meetings with an agenda full of things that make my colleagues want to throw tantrums.

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2 Responses to “Film reviews by Cotton Mather”

  1. Poppa Zao Says:

    Sounds interesting.

    Have you heard anything about Alone, Yet Not Alone, and its title song being nominated, then unnominated for an Oscar?

  2. Hattie Says:

    Good old faculty meetings. Find your pleasure where youq can.Have you considered knitting or needlework?


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