Tag Archives: Rodalena Reviews

Rodalena Reviews: War Room

You can’t laugh in here…this is the War Room. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: Go Set a Watchman

(Note to reader: the following review includes vague spoilers; the linked articles give specific ones.) Reading Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is like unintentionally walking in on a half-dressed bride. Some highly-stressed Aunt Alexandra-type hollered to go get her; … Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: Doc

Doc is a daisy of a book. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: American Sniper

There is a small category of films that for me fall under the heading of “Movies Everyone Should See.” American Sniper is one of them. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings was epic. This is not a good thing. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: Nightcrawler

Photography and marksmanship have an eerie similarity that this movie brilliantly shows: the lens can often become a wall. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: The Judge

Ally and I love movies. When we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy together, we saw a preview for The Judge, and we looked at each other and said, “Oh yes.” We finally saw the film earlier this week. The … Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: I am Malala

“Why don’t they want girls to go to school?” I asked my father.
“They are scared of the pen,” he replied. Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: The Red Tent

“The story it told was unremarkable: a tale of love found and lost- the oldest story in the world. The only story.” -Anita Diamant Continue reading

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Rodalena Reviews: The Fault in Our Stars

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal…” Continue reading

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