True stories make some of the best cinema, as seen in this biography of Christina Nobel. Appropriately named for the life she depicted, we walk with this woman through a devastating
The music of the Beach Boys is an iconic reminder of 1950’s Americana and their musical lyrics and style has become legendary. In many ways, these young musicians matched Hollywood’s ability to define the
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Life has a way of fooling us into believing that no one sees our imperfections or the lies we tell ourselves and others. If that were true, there would be no one in prison, no one divorced, no one
The evil of racism is powerfully displayed in Ava DuVernay’s true story of Selma. A pivotal moment in protecting the voting rights of black Americans in 1965, we walk with the Rev. Dr.
Everyone has regrets in life, but sometimes it takes a lifetime to understand what causes you to make bad choices in the first place. We are conditioned by parents, schools, friends, and society
Into the Woods brings Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical to the screen. Rarely does a film adaptation of a great stage show ever live up to the magic of the theater, however this may be
To tell the story of Louis Zamperini’s life in one film would be almost impossible. His mind-boggling transformation from a tough immigrant street kid, to an Olympic star, a World War II
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as English mathematician and logician Alan Turing who helped crack the German Enigma code during World War II. The Enigma
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the world of Middle Earth, he did so both as an expression of his literary talents and to explore his Christian faith through analogous symbols. Thus the power of
Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is based on the true life autobiography “Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness and the Quest for Olympic Gold” by Mark
It is an easy prediction to say that Birdman will be loved by the cinema community. It is a well-crafted story, artfully told, about a series of remarkably shallow people. The center of the story
For all of us in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the event of the Exodus is foundational in our understanding that God frees His people from bondage. In this primary example, the bondage is
It is a little known fact to most people who grew up in the post-World War II era that in August of 1944 as the Allies were about to liberate Paris from the Nazis, it was only a last minute
In 1949 when George Orwell published his book Nineteen Eighty Four, it was a sobering prediction of life in a “big brother” controlled state. The novel is described as being set in
Stephen Hawking is indeed brilliant. During the last 50 years he has opened the scientific Pandora’s Box to create an understanding of the cosmic birth of the universe and added the term
The strength of The Hunger Games rests not only in its excellence in story telling but also in its political and social commentary. Recognizing that history is resplendent with examples of
Parents’ ambitions for their children often hurt their relationships and damage their identities. Thinking that they are helping their children succeed, their love can be eclipsed by the high
Abraham Lincoln is an American icon and one of the most beloved persons in American history. His oversized presence in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC is a tribute to the immense
Interstellar is classic science fiction. As is often the case, a catastrophic disaster falls upon humanity and it is human ingenuity and scientific advancement that provides the solution.