Movie Metaphysics Posts

3 Metaphysical Life Lessons from Coco

As with most Pixar films, there are multiple lenses through which we can watch. The surface-level story is entertaining enough. And when we peel back the layers, we can see how the tale provides deeper insights for our own lives.

What’s Keeping You From Becoming Who You Want To Be?

In anticipation of the Oscars later today, for the final movie metaphysics post exploring some of the 2018 Oscar nominees, we’ll delve into Best Picture nominee Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. “Deep down you’re a decent man.” With these words, a character...

What Part of You Are You Hiding From the World?

I spent many, many years hiding key parts of myself from the world, including friends and family. I did it for a variety of different reasons – I didn’t want to be judged; I didn’t want to disappoint; I didn’t think people would understand; and sometimes I just didn’t...

4 Simple & Powerful Life Lessons from The Wizard of Oz

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve seen the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. It was always a childhood favorite that I made sure to watch whenever it was on TV. As I’ve watched it as an adult, I’ve come to realize that there are a number of simple but...
Is Your Imagination Getting the Best of You?

Is Your Imagination Getting the Best of You?

Like many men, my husband loves war movies. So getting him the DVD of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk for Christmas was a bit of a no-brainer. As we watched it last week, a number of metaphysical themes jumped out at me. One scene, in particular, reminded me of how our beliefs about and perceptions of reality shape our experience.

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