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Film Review: Collateral Beauty

One can describe Collateral Beauty as a film that is powerful cubed.  It has powerful performances of a powerful subject that can have a powerful impact on viewers.  Collateral Beauty is a film about profound loss, pain, and the restorative … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker wrote, directed and stars in The Birth of a Nation, a well written, directed and powerfully acted film that depicts the 1831 Nat Turner Rebellion. Nat Turner was born into slavery in Virginia and after learning to read … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven

Remaking a classic among classic films is where most directors should fear to tread. In remaking The Magnificent Seven, one of the most recognized American Westerns and is itself a reimagining of one of the greatest films in all of … Continue reading

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Sully

Clint Eastwood’s Sully is a compelling film recounting the January 2009 forced water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 after bird strikes knocked out both engines shortly after take-off from New York City’s La Guardia Airport.  While most Americans are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Gleason

In the game of football months, sometimes years of training go into preparing for the seconds that occur after the ball is snapped. Although the tactics, strategies and plays can be very complicated, at its core, football is a simple … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Revenant

J.Ryan Parker, a friend and fellow theology minded film blogger, (Pop Theology on Patheos.com) asked me if I saw The Revenant. My response was an immediate “no.” The new film epic starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass is not merely … Continue reading

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“Hey Atticus.” Review of “Go Set A Watchman”

* SPOILER ALERT * In the lead up to the anticipated release of Go Set a Watchman, and in response to early comments by reviewers, many people expressed fear and questioned whether the this work would lessen Harper Lee’s status … Continue reading

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Cross+Roads Faith and Film Renewal Tour, Cannes: Film Review “Filiosophi Kopi”

To some, coffee is just a carrier of caffeine that fuels a dulled mind and a tired body. To Coffee-philes, it is much more than that, it is one of the great joys of life. “Filosofi Kopi” is a film … Continue reading

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Cross + Roads Faith and Film Festival Overview

After King David coveted and took Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, a loyal soldier fighting the King’s battles, David tried and failed to cover up his offense. When that planned failed he had Uriah killed in a last gasp attempt … Continue reading

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Cross + Roads: Renewal Tour- Tribeca Film Festival

Cross Roads Faith and Film Renewal: Day 1 After arriving in NYC and settling in my hotel, I ventured out to get my bearings. While here I was hoping to run into a friend I have known for over 25 … Continue reading

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