The Christian film industry is a strange sub-genre. I remember the fervent debate in high school amongst my friends over whether it was okay to watch the party scenes in How to Save a Life. But Fireproof and Courageous were…

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Imagine your husband unexpectedly dying in front of you. Now imagine that his death is as violent as it was a surprise, his skull shattered by a gunman’s bullet, his blood pouring all over your car, your gloves, your dress.…

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In recent years we’ve been given three foreign films that take as their subject the events in a monastery; “Of Gods and Men” (2010), “Ida” (2013), and this year’s “Le Innocents”. “Of God’s and Men” confronts the outside threat on…

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500 years ago, Shakespeare wrote plays for the population of England and today we are still finding new ways to present them. This is marvellous. The fixed form of these old stories are playgrounds for the imagination of generations of…

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Although I’ve included a few clips from City Lights, I highly recommend watching the entire 87-minute film. It moves quickly, is remarkably approachable (even to those unfamiliar with older and silent films), and available in numerous editions on YouTube, as…

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Ah, 2015. The Year of the Pixar Double Feature. The year we all sighed deeply with relief when Inside Out denied our darkest fears of a Pixar permanent creative slump, even as we anxiously shuddered when staring down its dim…

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