On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: This episode ballooned from a written article into a full-fledged podcast episode. Friend of Reel World Theology, Reed Lackey, wrote the movie 40: The Temptation of Christ and it debuted this…

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On this episode of Reel World: Rewind… In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, RWT staff members Josh Crabb and David Atwell talk about one of the only movies eligible for Rewind dramatizing an Apollo…

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On this episode of Reel World: Rewind… Once again, Blake strikes with a challenging and heady movie. Richard Kelly’s widely criticized second feature film Southland Tales suffered similar marketing obstacles to his first feature film, the classic film Donnie Darko. Consequentially,…

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Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson and producer/director of Happytime Murders, seeks to expand upon his father’s legacy of telling adult stories through the medium of puppetry. As much as the second-generation puppeteer is fairly confident the creator of…

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The subgenre known as “blaxploitation film”–a term coined by the Los Angeles head of the NAACP, Junius Griffin–rose to prominence in the 1970’s as a direct response to the need for black actors on-screen. Representation mattered in the 1970’s, and blaxploitation…

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Paul Schrader, director of First Reformed and famed screenwriter of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ grew up in the Calvinist Christian Reformed Church with a strict family home. He attended Calvin College and graduated with a minor in theology. A…

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On this episode of Reel World: Rewind… With the Oscars now completed and a brand new Best Picture winner crowned, it got the Reel World: Rewind think-tank pondering some of the best picture winners of all-time. Consequently, the conversation will…

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On this episode of Reel World: Rewind… With the wide acclaim and 13 Oscar nominations of The Shape of Water, the latest film by Guillermo Del Toro, it seemed only appropriate to delve into his most widely acclaimed feature film, Pan’s Labyrinth.…

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Yorgos Lanthimos movies are an acquired taste. Not like black coffee or certain types of seafood or cheese. More like lutefisk, a traditional Norweigan dish that is essential whitefish soaked in lye, or Vegemite (apologies to any of our Australian…

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Ernst Lubitsch’s 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner is a familiar story for many reasons—one being that it is a textbook romantic comedy. The film is “textbook” not because it is a repetition of what came before, but because…

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