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.

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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Rocketman Is a Sub-orbital Flight of Fantasy

As Elton John struggled with his identity through his early adult through middle age years, “Rocketman” wrestles with its genre and purpose. Is the film a celebration of the music of an iconic artist and pop-culture figure, or is it … Continue reading

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Review: Losers

NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi regretted his gospelizing the statement, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Had he the power he would have rather been known more for saying something along the lines of, “the commitment and dedication to … Continue reading

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