Resurrected Living
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Posts Tagged ‘Film Review

Silence

January 6, 2017

Martin Scorsese has a higher purpose in making films. He is not merely trying to entertain or provide a couple of hours of escapism. He wants the viewer to wrestle with difficult questions. Silence is a mixture of beautiful filmmaking and a complex and challenging story that will linger with you long after the final […]

Two Days, One Night

August 31, 2015

Last week I watched Two Days, One Night, and it reminded me once again of the lack of depth in mainstream American cinema. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good action thriller like Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, but the films that are widely popular often do not challenge us like many smaller independent and […]

Metalhead

March 31, 2015

Metalhead is an Icelandic film about grief and loss. It opens with a farming accident that will forever alter the life of a family and the small rural community in which they live. The film focuses on Hera (Thora Bjorg Helga) who witnesses the tragedy. The loss of her older brother causes her to undergo […]

Boyhood

September 9, 2014

Richard Linklater is a master at capturing the mood of a town (Bernie), generation (Slacker), or period of life (Dazed and Confused). In his latest film, Boyhood, he uses this talent to follow the lifeĀ of a boy from age six to eighteen. Linklater is probably the first director to take twelve years to film and […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 14, 2014

I am a fan of the Planet of the Apes series. I believe the original with Charlton Heston is a classic. Even if the ape costumes are dated and it is a little corny at times, it still holds up very well. I enjoyed the Tim Burton remake even though it was a flawed film. […]

Why We Need More Films Like Noah

March 31, 2014

Ever since Noah was released last Friday there has been a flood of blog posts related to the film. Some posts have accused the film of being an anti-Christian environmental diatribe, while others have praised it as a great work of art. I was hesitant to weigh into the vast ocean of works already written […]

Son of God

March 8, 2014

On Saturday a group of about twenty people from our congregation gave up our afternoon to go and watch a movie about Jesus. We had a great time. Our group was composed of people from all ages. We had children, teens, adults, and seniors all go. We met at the church and then carpooled to […]

Philomena

March 6, 2014

Philomena is a film that has flown under most people’s radars. Surprisingly, it was nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, but it was probably the least known film out of all the nominees. This is sad because Philomena is a well made film that Christians should take note of. It is a story […]

The Lego Movie

February 7, 2014

The Lego Movie is one of the most funny and entertaining movies to come out in a long time. It is completely fresh and original. It is a film like you have never seen before. The film stays true to the spirit of Legos. The characters and action all move according to how Legos are […]

12 Years a Slave

November 8, 2013

12 Years a Slave is a gripping and emotional film that is often hard to watch. It is based on the real life story and writings of Solomon Northup. Northup was a freeman living in the North when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. 12 Years a Slave recounts the horrific conditions and abuse […]