Author Archives: revkennydickson

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.

Faithspotting The 2021 Academy Awards Best Acting Awards

Faithspotting podcast examines the 2021 Academy Award Nominees for Best Acting and faith spotted in the films. Continue reading

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Faithspotting The Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actors/Actresses

In the first of a 4 part series leading up to the Academy Awards, Kenny Dickson and Mike Hatch discuss the Actresses and Actors nominated for best supporting performances. Follow for episode to listen to episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faithspotting-2021-academy-awards-supporting-actor/id1524339974?i=1000515405452 Best Supporting Actress: … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Mank”

2021 Academy Awards Series Kenny and Mike discuss the film Mank and spot faith elements in the David Fincher, Academy Award nominated film starring Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. The film examines Mank’s writing the screenplay of Citizen … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “One Night In Miami”

Kenny and Mike discuss and spot faith elements in the film One Night in Miami, directed by Regina King. Written by Kemp Powers and based on his play, the film stars Eli Goree, Kinglsey Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Michael Hatch and Kenny discuss the film and spot the faith elements in Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Follow link to listen to the episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faithspotting-the-black-messiah/id1524339974?i=1000512632756 Faith Issues Spotted: The Judas betrayal of Jesus Narrative- presented in each … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Promising Young Woman” and “Nomadland”

Mike and Kenny discuss the faith elements spotted in the films Promising Young Woman and Nomadland. Both films were nominated for Golden Globe awards with Nomadland winning Best Dramatic Picture and Chloe Zhao winningh the Best Director globe. Promising Young … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “The Trial of The Chicago 7” and “Mangrove”

Kenny and Mike discuss the films and faith issues spotted in two court dramas, The Trial of theChicago 7 set in 1969 Chicago and Mangrove set in early 1970’s London. Both films depict protest movements, violent response and trials where … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “The Black Church:This is Our Story, This is Our Song”

Kenny and Mike discuss the upcoming PBS Series, The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song with series director and producer Stacey Holman. The Black Church premieres February 16 and 17 at 9pm ET on PBS. Follow … Continue reading

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Faithspotting “Soul”

Due to Covid protocols, Kenny joins Mike by phone for a virtual recording of Faithspotting as they share their thoughts about, and spot faith elements in the newest Pixar film Soul. We apologize for the less than optimum sound quality. … Continue reading

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Faithspotting Favorite Christmas Movies

Listen to the Favorite Christmas Movies episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/faithspotting-favorite-christmas-films/id1524339974?i=1000502738477 Mike and Kenny share and discuss their top 5 Christmas films. Faith is about story and in addition to specific faith elements spotted they share the stories behind these films that make … Continue reading

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