There is a fine line between a movie that is frustratingly cryptic or delightfully puzzling
I must admit that most action movies, even ones with A-list actors and excitingly novel special effects, lose my interest rather quickly. For a movie to hold my attention, it has to dig under the surface of what the story initially shows. This doesn’t mean that it has to be particularly complicated or require extremely close attention to detail- but rather artistically showcase a bigger “meaning” than the one presented. For me to consider a movie good, I gotta work for it.
The following are a list of films that I found charmingly mysterious, captivating, and thought-provoking.
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“When the female voice is repressed and stifled, the entire community can easily find themselves cut off from the sacred feminine, depriving themselves of the full image of god.” –Rob Bell
The prevalence of female leaders in our society is slowly but steadily improving.
The road to female empowerment has been a long one, but in the past decade alone, we have reached some significant milestones. The gender pay gap has had a notable increase in attention, the 2016 US Presidental election has a strong female candidate, and there has been a number of female public figures and celebrities standing up for the importance of feminism. There is no denying that the issues of gender equality still have a lot of work left, but we are inching closer and closer to resolving them.
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“Let death find us as we are building up our matchstick protests against its waves.” -Alain de Botton
The truth is, none of us really know it all.
However, there are certain people in the world who seem to have an uncannily keen understanding of human nature in a way that most of us ignore. When we think of philosophy, we tend to think of the ancient greeks passionately arguing about morality, ethics, or the question of God. If we are willing to expand our perspectives, (and be brave enough to confront some rather difficult ideas) we will then find philosophy actually is very present and relevant in our everyday lives.
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