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Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ

January 18, 2017

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“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

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2016 Movies and TV Reflect Americans’ Changing Relationship with Faith, by Alissa Wilkinson

December 20, 2016

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Art provides a place for us to deal with our own fears and search for meaning. Entertainment lets us do this together. When we’re trying to figure out one another while also sorting out our own beliefs about right, wrong, belief, doubt, and the transcendent, it looks, from 2016, like we’ve decided the screen is a decent place to start.

Art provides a place for us to deal with our own fears and search for meaning. Entertainment lets us do this together. When we’re trying to figure out one another while also sorting out our own beliefs about right, wrong, belief, doubt, and the transcendent, it looks, from 2016, like we’ve decided the screen is […]

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I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies, by Alissa Wilkinson

April 5, 2016

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 Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren't just sub-par entertainment -- they're anti-Christian.

Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren’t just sub-par entertainment — they’re anti-Christian.

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Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials

December 8, 2015

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If the stable teaches us anything it's that you can't always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

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David Oyelowo on Why Christians Can’t Abandon Hollywood, by Tyler Huckabee in Relevant

October 1, 2015

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The blockbuster actor with unflinching faith has a fresh vision for Christianity in film

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Forget Trump and Clinton: Zombie Movies Offer Best Political Lessons, by Daniel W. Drezner

September 15, 2015

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Why Zombie movies and TV shows may teach students more about politics than candidates in this year’s debates.

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Why Evangelical Films Fail, by Peter J. Leithart

September 2, 2015

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Evangelicalism is a word religion. I’m a big fan of words, but even talking pictures aren’t fundamentally about words. Evangelical films over-explain, over-talk. They don’t trust the images to do the work.

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Why Liberal Arts Education is Best Preparation for Filmmakers, by XMen and The Giver Producer Ralph Winter

September 1, 2015

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Ralph Winter, who has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, and Star Trek series, advises aspiring Christian filmmakers against attending film school.

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VARIETY: Larry Poland Builds Bridges Between Hollywood and Evangelicals, by Brian Lowry

July 23, 2015

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Hollywood and evangelical Christians don’t exactly have a harmonious history. So it’s always something of a jolt to be reminded that a group of the latter schedules regular prayers for specific showbiz leaders and media influencers.

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The Strange Dilemma of Being Nearly Famous: The Psychology of Personal Identity and Baywatch Celebrity Culture, by Maria Popova

July 20, 2015

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“And so it was preordained: Alexandra had the makings of an actress, and I was already comfortable with the fleeting attention due a fake celebrity.” -Caroline Paul

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TONIGHT! Rebranding Christianity, with filmmaker & author Phil Cooke

July 16, 2015

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In a truly post-Christian America, Christians find themselves ostracized, misunderstood, marginalized, and often the victims of seemingly unmerited and scathing accusations. But, the truth is Christians are some of the most giving people on the planet. What went wrong?

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The Blind Side Leading the Blind: Better Faith-Based Filmmaking by Living Better Stories

July 1, 2015

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“Wow, I’ve finally met someone who practices but doesn’t preach.” —Sandra Bullock, speaking of Leigh Anne Tuohy, whom Bullock portrayed in her Oscar-winning performance

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Master Shots: First and Final Frames of 55 Films Side-by-Side, by Jacob T. Swinney

June 26, 2015

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The Meta-Story and Worldview of many films is discernible from little more than their first and final shots. Don’t believe it? Watch this video!

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Joseph Fiennes to play Eric Liddell in Chinese Sequel to Chariots of Fire, by Kat Brown

June 24, 2015

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Liddell regarded as a hero in China: Winston Churchill arranged prisoner swap for the Olympic star’s release from Japanese prison camp only to have Liddell turn it down so a pregnant inmate could gain freedom instead

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Would Major TV Networks Be Interested In My Faith Based Show Idea? by Phil Cooke

May 6, 2015

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With the success of “The Bible” TV series, and “Finding Jesus” on CNN, I’ve been getting plenty of inquires from people who want to get other Christian ideas picked up by a secular network. In many cases, they’re starting from the wrong perspective.

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