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Film Chat

Killing Jesus round-up: Set visits, interviews, and two clips.

Bill O'Reilly, screenwriter Walon Green and several of the movie's cast members talk about working in Morocco, hanging out with other Bible-movie actors, and why the film takes an "ambiguous" approach to the supernatural. Plus: two new clips from the film.

Looking Closer

Song of the Sea (2014): A Conversation With Animator and Author Ken Priebe

The Secret of Kells is gorgeous, dramatic, funny, moving, alive with mystery, and bursting with details that continue to emerge viewing after viewing. It's no surprise that it took so many years for Tomm Moore and his team to come up with another feature-length film: Song of the Sea.

Schaeffer's Ghost

Extravagant Grace Is Extravagantly Good

Grace for sinners is a message we all need to hear… all the time

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Do You Believe? (Gunn, 2015)

While lacking the full-court press anti-intellectualism of its predecessor, this new movie from the makers of God’s Not Dead still suffers from preposterous storylines and ugly bigotry.

Watching God

I Want to Believe (in The New ‘X-Files’)

The X-Files is coming back to the network for a six-episode run. It’ll reunite David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and creator Chris Carter will continue to head the show. I haven’t heard when it’ll air, but production will begin this summer. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter told Variety. The news [Read More...]

Sister Rose at the Movies

‘Killing Jesus’ is remarkable but doesn’t give the whole picture

8 p.m./7 p.m. Central, Sunday, March 29 National Geographic Channel   “Killing Jesus” airs Sunday on the National Geographic Channel. It is written by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Walon Green and based on Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard’s 2013 bestseller of the same title. The title is somewhat misleading, however. By the [Read More...]

The Rogue

Does Top Gear Stop Here?

(Jonathan Ryan posting on behalf of Jen Schlameuss-Perry)   Mondays are…well, Mondays. Garfield hates them; most people in the workforce hate them. But, for me Mondays were a good thing. Sunday is the first day of my work week, so there’s that, and I have karate Monday night. I love that. Then, I had the [Read More...]

Doc Hollywood

MCFARLAND USA: An Interview with Legendary Coach Jim White

Do you like sports movies?   I cry every time I watch Field of Dreams. The rousing underdog stories of Rudy or The Rookie almost feel too good to be true. The cynic in us may resist, but once you actually meet Jimmy, the guy who sank the winning shot in Hoosiers, your perspective shifts.   These [Read More...]

Pop Theology


The recent Oscar-nominated foreign language film, Timbuktu, is the most important film of the decade. I know that such comments often sound like grandstanding, but I’m actually tempering my praise. It could be one of the most important films of any decade. With the rise of radical Islamic fundamentalism in ISIL, Timbuktu‘s story couldn’t be more timely, [Read More...]

Christopher Closeup

I Want to Help Kids See They Have a Hero Inside: An Interview with Joan Bauer

A car accident seemed to end Joan Bauer’s career before it even began. After spending several years studying to be a screenwriter, Joan signed with a big talent agency in New York City, ready to take on a new phase of her life. Two days later, she endured a debilitating car accident that left her [Read More...]

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present "Unbroken"