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    Ethan J. Connor

    Ethan J. Connor is a freelance writer specializing in the film industry, film criticism and analysis, and the intersection of cinema and culture. He believes ardently in the unique power of the motion picture to enlighten minds, inspire hearts, and change lives for the better. Ethan's work is published in Intellectual Takeout, Movieguide, and The College Fix.

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  • The Surprising Christian Values in ‘The Exorcist’

    The Surprising Christian Values in ‘The Exorcist’0

    In his four-out-of-four review of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the picture “transcends the genre of terror, horror, and the supernatural.” However, Ebert did not address perhaps the most compelling element of the 1973 classic horror film: that buried deep within the gruesome story of a demon-inhabited 12-year-old girl is

  • Canceling Celebrities While the Holy Land Goes to War

    Canceling Celebrities While the Holy Land Goes to War3

    On October 7, at 6:30 a.m. local time, on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War that pitted Israel against its Arab neighbors, the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas launched a devastating land, air, and sea attack that killed and injured thousands and seized nearly 200 civilian hostages, who are now believed to be in

  • What Is a Person? ‘The Creator’ Movie on AI

    What Is a Person? ‘The Creator’ Movie on AI0

    The separation between biological human life and clever AI replicas has been the subject of dozens of science-fiction movies and shows. Star Trek: The Next Generation frequently depicted the endearing Commander Data, a sentient android, entangling himself in awkward situations through his attempts to seem more like his human comrades. Blade Runner 2049 dealt with

  • Six Inspiring Portrayals in Movies and TV of US Presidents

    Six Inspiring Portrayals in Movies and TV of US Presidents1

    As the 2024 presidential election looms in the distance, with the debate season already in high gear, it is once again that time for the American people to reflect on what truly matters to them in a president of the United States. Is it good policies? Leadership? Character? Intelligence? Every four years, we determine that