February 3, 2021

Of Kings and Prophets, a TV series about the biblical David and his relationship with the house of King Saul, premiered five years ago next month. It was cancelled in North America after only two episodes had aired — but the remaining seven episodes were shown in other parts of the world, and the entire series is now available on some streaming services (such as Amazon Prime in the U.S.), so I figured I should complete the episode-by-episode analysis that… Read more

February 3, 2021

Poitier’s busiest year yet saw him tackling American history and the African present, in films that made very different — and sometimes mutually opposite — use of Christian themes and elements. Read more

February 2, 2021

Poitier plays a rebellious high-school student in a film that may be dated, musically, but feels as relevant as ever, politically. Read more

February 1, 2021

Sidney Poitier’s movie career got off to a strong start with an Oscar-nominated film about a black doctor and his patient’s racist brother. Read more

January 23, 2021

The film stars Jamaica-born, France-based choreographer Elsa Wolliaston. Read more

January 19, 2021

James and John get a little bossy, while Jesus teaches some Samaritans, in four new clips from Season 2, which is currently aiming for a pre-Easter release. Read more

January 16, 2021

As per my 2020 Journal, videos and DVDs are in italics. Films I saw for the first time have an asterisk (*) next to them. Not counting extras and promo items. Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Jan 1 — Waco [2018; episodes 5-6] * Jan 1 — Cobra Kai [season 3, episodes 1-2] * Jan 1 — Yes Minister [season 2, episodes 1-3] * Jan 1 –… Read more

December 12, 2020

How the life-of-Jesus series harmonizes, humanizes, and modernizes the gospels. Read more

November 20, 2020

The new title alludes to Ecclesiastes and, possibly, John’s gospel. Read more

November 8, 2020

The first part of season two, which is currently being filmed in Utah, is aiming for an Easter 2021 release. Read more

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