Like A Little Child in THE LEGO MOVIE | FCC 34

This is a promotional image for the film THE LEGO MOVIE and it features Emmet, Batman, Wyldstyle, and other characters.
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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, something is rotten in Bricksburg as we look for Christian themes in The LEGO Movie. What makes the Special so “special”? Is The Man Upstairs causing Emmet to stumble? All that and more in 3…2…1! The LEGO Movie  is Like a Little … Continue reading

Christian Discipleship in BRAVEHEART | FCC 33

This is an image from the film BRAVEHEART that features Mel Gibson as William Wallace wearing his blue Scottish woad war paint.
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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the high road to 13th Century Scotland and look for Christian themes in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. What can we make of William Wallace being discipled by his uncle? Is this what makes him a better encourager like Barnabas? All that and … Continue reading

INTERSTELLAR | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film INTERSTELLAR that features the black hole known as Gargantuan.

For regular readers of this column, please forgive me for not getting it to you in fashionable time. I saw the film on a Sunday night, and the experience bled over into the next morning thanks to a forty-five minute drive. I usually try to write the review to be … Continue reading

Spiritual Gifts and Lost Sheep in INKHEART | FCC 32

This is an image from the film INKHEART that features the character Mo being apprehended by two evil henchmen.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we literally bring all the words and the one, true Word to life as we find Christian themes in the film Inkheart. Is Mo hiding his spiritual gift under a bushel? Is he incessantly searching for his wife like Jesus searches for … Continue reading

Pearl of Great Price in UP | FCC 31

This is a promotional image from the film UP that features Carl, Russell and Dug flying with the house.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we release the balloons from the chimney and sail to Paradise Falls as we look for Christian themes in Disney/Pixar’s Up. Have Carl and Ellie found the Pearl of Great Price? Will they have to empty themselves to attain it? All that and … Continue reading

NIGHTCRAWLER | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film NIGHTCRAWLER that features the character Louis "Lou" Bloom menacingly grinning.

Few films have shaken the stigma of American Dream like Nightcrawler. In Jake Gyllenhaal’s lean and hungry character Louis Bloom, we see an ambitious go-getter who has been coldly and consistently rejected by the dog-eat-dog world of the job hunt (no matter how many times he describes himself as a … Continue reading

The Old Rugged Cross in THE GOBLET OF FIRE | FCC 30

This is an image from HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE that features the Goblet of Fire rejecting Fred and George's names.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we get ready for the Triwizards tournament and the return of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE. Does the old, manky boot of a portkey represent the “straight and narrow way”? Should Harry and Ron forgive each other seventy … Continue reading

FURY | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film FURY that shows the team sitting on the tank.

David Ayer’s new film Fury follows the eponymous tank as she carries a band of American soldiers from checkpoint to checkpoint within the barbaric fields of World War II Germany. While gritty, gruesome, and grotesque, Fury also explores themes of family and brotherhood in a world in which one’s next breath could be … Continue reading

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow in CAST AWAY | FCC 29

This is an image from the film CAST AWAY that shows Chuck Noland arguing with the volleyball Wilson on the beach.
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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema after a 3 week haitus while moving the GCTNetwork studio, we are back to discuss the film CAST AWAY. Is Chuck Noland’s survival a direct result of his losing all control? And isn’t this reminiscent of Jesus telling us not to worry … Continue reading

A TIME TO LOVE | FCC Special Report

This is an image from the short film A TIME TO LOVE that features the broken sign with the cross on top.

Some friends and I recently participated in the 72-hour Faith Film Fest hosted by the Christian Television Network affiliate in Mt. Juliet, TN, and our  film entry won several awards including the top prize of Best Film. I’d like to use this little corner of Finding Christ in Cinema to share … Continue reading