Great story about my friend Joseph Seidu and Crestview Park Free Methodist Church in Winnipeg; featured in Winnipeg Free Press.
Brian Doyle: Mink River (***)
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
retirees finding new life in India
John Hillcoat: The Road
post-apocalyptic road movie (don't think Mad Max!!), struggle to preserve good in an evil world, to 'be the light'
Gran Torino (Widescreen Edition)
an elderly Dirty Harry comes to terms with the changing ethnic identity of his neighbourhood. rated R for language & violence, but packs a powerful story of intercultural awareness
Sue Monk Kidd: The Secret Life of Bees
personal story of the search for justice in unjust times
great little film; Hispanic family adds value to NYC
Paul Haggis: Crash (Full Screen Edition)
thought-provoking and intense. the encounters with "the other" -with difference that we meet everyday. not for the overly sensitive but powerful examination of the destructive nature within us all along with a few encounters with unmitigated grace