As we continue into the 1960s, we see, once again, another dramatic shift in the film industry. Theater palaces are being forgotten in the wake of the creation of multiplexes. As history proves time and time again, capitalism stokes the…

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It has been mentioned by many at this point but considering the type of story Steve McQueen usually endeavors upon, this is not the type of property one might have expected. Lynda La Plante’s 1983 British mini-series doesn’t quite have…

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It’s hard not to be cynical. Don’t believe me? Watch the news. Sit through a few commercials. Scroll Facebook… This can be an ugly little world. Turn on the news and you’re likely to hear stories of violence and tragedy,…

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I chose this film as my next classics piece long before the political climate of our country reached critical mass, and now it’s clear that it is a perfect choice. Frank Capra’s gem was released in cinemas at the cusp…

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John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), is both a great Western and a surprisingly rich political film. Liberty Valance has an interesting, complex story, but behind it is an examination of Justice and how it applies to…

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When director Robert Wise’s Sci-Fi drama, The Day the Earth Stood Still, debuted in 1951 it was met with mostly positive acclaim by critics but not as widely seen by audiences of the day. It finished 52nd at the box…

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Here’s a brief rundown for today: Progressives are angry because Christians are against abortion. Christians are angry about physician-assisted suicide. Both of them can agree to be outraged at The Bachelor, though Salon is mad because the women on the…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: We tackle another fine offering from David O. Russell, American Hustle (rhyming unintentional!). Russell, has been a part of a number of really thought-provoking character-driven films, such as Three Kings, I Heart…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: While it should be no surprise after District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore film, Elysium, was packed with themes of social justice and it has been met with a storm of controversy.…

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