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About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.

1917

From its earliest days, films have depicted people and the lives they live. December 28th 1895 is considered the birthday of cinema as Luis and Auguste Lumière first projected a moving image onto a screen, a train pulling into the … Continue reading

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Little Women

Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved book Little Women deserves the accolades and overwhelmingly positive reviews it has received. There is probably no greater challenge in filmmaking than adapting beloved literary works. Typically there have already been … Continue reading

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Review: A Hidden Life

For those who imagine what would have happened if the SS monsters chasing The Von Trapp family in The Sound of Music had captured them in the Abbey’s graveyard, Terrence Malick’s latest virtuosic film, A Hidden Life offers a possible … Continue reading

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All Are In Need of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Focus Features The 2018 documentary film about Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor is one of the finest films in recent years.  Even though it was not in the genre of Faith Films, its presentation of Fred Roger’s quiet, … Continue reading

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Finding Jesus in Joker

SPOILERS Included Hidden in the darkness of themes, setting, and characters, Joker is a film that is both dense and nuanced in symbolism, message and its reflection of our times. Although it can be a challenge at times to watch, … Continue reading

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Up + 10

The signature moment of Up is the “Married Life” sequence where Ellie’s and Carl’s lives together are presented, from their exchanging “I do” to their saying “goodbye.” Functionally the montage establishes the narrative foundation and insight into Carl’s character and … Continue reading

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Rocketman Is a Sub-orbital Flight of Fantasy

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