Love will lead us home

Sep 1, 2014 by

The Giver is one of my favorite novels. Critics are mixed on the recent film adaptation, but I find it a good companion piece. I like how its visual nature heightens aspects like the impact of memory and the...

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A good story can change your life

Jul 21, 2014 by

Recently, Pure Flix managing partner and God’s Not Dead producer Michael Scott talked about his approach to faith-based films at a summit sponsored by Variety. For films to succeed, the message, he said,...

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Saved by something greater

Jun 9, 2014 by

I have a confession: I am a fan of disaster movies. I totally get why folks tend to dismiss the genre, but Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla is a good example of why I don’t. It contains many elements that attract...

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‘Noah’ midrash

Apr 28, 2014 by

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah generated a great deal of discussion among Christian and Jewish film critics and leaders last month. Some raised concerns ranging from unease with non-biblical components to fears...

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Jesus’ story and the larger story

Mar 17, 2014 by

Adapted from the television miniseries The Bible, the film Son of God hit theaters last month. Most film critics were disappointed, noting redeeming moments but concluding it failed cinematically. Among...

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