POST PUBLISHED INApril, 2011
April 29th, 201102:02 PM ETThe award winning novel by Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants, has been brought to the screen by director Francis Lawrence (I am Legend). Adapted by Richard LaGravenese, the film varies slightly from the novel but the romantic tale is both moving and troubling. The struggle of spousal abuse remains to be a central part of the tale though the resolutio...
April 26th, 201101:50 AM ETMary Surratt was the first woman executed by the United States government and many believe she was innocent. As the owner of the boarding house where the plot to kill President Lincoln was hatched by John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell), the military tribunal of nine northern generals found Mary guilty of joining the conspiracy. Though asking for lenie...
April 20th, 201111:29 AM ETFor a young person to develop faith and courage requires a loving family, spiritual guidance and challenging circumstances. This is certainly demonstrated in the life of Bethany Hamilton, a young surfer who lost her arm at the age of 13 to a Tiger shark attack in Kauai. Having been brought up to believe in Jesus Christ, when this tragedy occurred, ...
April 17th, 201104:55 PM ETThe ancient name of Hanna means "God has favored me." It implies that the person has some special ability or quality because of God's blessing. However, in Joe Wright's film, it is not God who makes Hanna special but a rogue government program which manipulated her DNA. Not only is she stronger than a normal person with heightened senses, but also ...
April 14th, 201101:45 AM ETThe 1847 classic novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is a favorite of filmmakers. Filmed fifteen times before, Cary Fukanaga makes it sixteen with this 2011 remake. The first was a silent film starring Louise Vale in the title role and the last was the 1996 film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. With a style previously revealed in his study of gang li...
April 04th, 201112:08 PM ETDirector Duncan Jones is not only the son of David Bowie but was also a doctoral student in philosophy. That combination of entertainer and scholar comes together in fascinating ways for Jones' sophisticated film: "Source Code." Playing with philosophical, neurological and spiritual ideas, the design of this science fiction film pushes the limits ...
April 04th, 201102:28 AM ETThe criminal justice system is confusing. Recognizing that every person is innocent until proven guilty, the process to discover the truth is far from perfect. As egos of prosecutors meet the machinations of defense lawyers the focus can easily shift to other objectives than justice. But underneath this morass are real people tryi...
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Reviews, discussions, articles, and opinions on films and faith.
- Cinema in Focus - MAN OF STEEL - 3 Stars
- When Films Make Fun of Faith: An Answer to 'This is the End'
- Cinema in Focus - THE EAST - 3 Stars
- Cinema in Focus - NOW YOU SEE ME - 3 Stars
- Cinema in Focus - STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS 3 Stars
- From Father to Son in 'After Earth'
- Cinema in Focus - THE GREAT GATSBY - 3 Stars
- Dr. Marc T. Newman, president of MovieMinistry.com, helps Christians use film to reach others with the Gospel. He also teaches in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University.
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