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The Gift of Faith in "Unbroken": A Q&A with Luke Zamperini

Louis Zamperini's son shares some of the back-story to the new movie, "Unbroken", and what life with his dad was like.

Watching God

An Earnest Appreciation of P.D. James

English writer P.D. James died yesterday at the age of 94. She told the BBC as late as last year that she was working on a new book. “I think while I am alive, I shall write,” she said. “There will be a time to stop writing but that will probably be when I come [Read More...]

FilmChat

Locusts attack in a new Exodus: Gods and Kings clip

Plus five new TV spots, and a few other videos and photos.

1More Film Blog

Finding Fela! (Gibney, 2014)

Alex Gibney is one of those directors for whom I get in line, even if I know nothing about the subject of his latest film.

The Rogue

PIXIE PERFECT – the “wizarding world” meets It’s a Wonderful Life

Pixie Perfect (temporary movie poster)- directed by Tom Durham, starring Ali Durham I’m happy to finally announce my magical new movie project… Pixie Perfect. When pondering their next creative project, there are some novelists, filmmakers, and investors out there who ask: What’s an imaginative, fun, highly original, entertaining, USEFUL story? What’s a story that means [Read More...]

Watching God

Mockingjay – Part 1: Panem, Circuses and Christ

The Capitol of Panem may look all sleek and modern. But when you really examine the place, it looks an awful lot like ancient Rome. Maybe you knew that already. It’s not any great secret. Suzanne Collins has said that she had Rome in mind when she wrote The Hunger Games, and the whole series [Read More...]

Looking Closer

Cinematic States Contest Results: And the Winner Is…

Last week, I invited you to tell us which movie best captures the character of your home territory. The winner would receive a signed copy of the book "Cinematic States," Gareth Higgins' thought-provoking tour of the U.S.A. by the way it is revealed through its movies. Whose name did I draw from the hat?

1More Film Blog

2014 Ecumenical Jury Awards–Winners To Be Announced December 22

The jury seeks to recognize quality films (regardless of genre) that have challenged, moved, enlightened, or entertained us and to draw the attention of Christian audiences to films it thinks have the potential to do the same for them.

FilmChat

Exodus: Gods and Kings: early reviews are a mixed bunch

Lots of spectacle, but not enough character development, seems to be the consensus. Also: new details on how the film offers "natural" explanations for the plagues and other miracles.

Doc Hollywood

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING: Love in Practice

British accents? Check.   Period clothes? Check.   Physical demanding role?   Yes, The Theory of Everything is definitely Oscar bait. While the title suggests a scientific treatise, The Theory of Everything actually delves into the mysteries of love and devotion. It is a celebration of the remarkable woman behind the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.   Jane Wilde provides [Read More...]

Looking Closer

Looking Closer’s Thanksgiving Movie: Terrence Malick’s The New World

So, putting on my film critic hat, I will do as I usually do at Thanksgiving — I will recommend that we remember the origins of this nation, that we reflect on the early days of European culture converging and clashing with Native American culture, through the lenses, the imagination, the eyes, and the conscience of Terrence Malick. My Thanksgiving movie is the "Extended Cut" of The New World.

Doc Hollywood

Dear White People

Dear White People is a letter (or film) addressed to people like me.   I am a college educated, indie film fan, aware of America’s tangled history of race relations, and eager to do the right thing. 

Schaeffer's Ghost

The stories we tell on the big screen long for and echo the truth

Review of The Stories We Tell by Mike Cosper Mike Cosper’s The Stories We Tell falls in the tradition of C.S. Lewis’ line of thought that Christianity is the “one truth myth.” A worship and arts pastor and admitted television addict, Cosper sets out to find the spiritual core of modern cinema, showing how all [Read More...]

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present "Unbroken"

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