The Lamb of God in THE TWO TOWERS | FCC 41

This is an image from the film TWO TOWERS that features Frodo, Sam, and Smeagol as they are being captured.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we get to the Black Gate of Mordor only to be caught by Faramir as we look for Christian themes in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Why does Samwise change his mind about Smeagol? Is it because Frodo is the … Continue reading

SELMA | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film SELMA that features David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr arm-in-arm with other protesters as they cross the Edmund Peetus Bridge.

It’s important to remember (as a fellow social commentator has pointed out) that Ava DuVernay’s latest historical drama Selma is not about a Man but about a Moment. The Man is Martin Luther King, Jr. – played acutely and occasionally alienatingly (more on that later) by David Oyelowo – and the film … Continue reading

INTO THE WOODS | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film INTO THE WOODS that features James Corden as the Baker and Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife.

You want to see Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical Into The Woods, but you do not want to see it for the wrong reasons (like I did when I saw it the first time). One wrong reason might be wanting to see Johnny Depp’s performance as the (Big, Bad) … Continue reading

Faith and Sight in THE POLAR EXPRESS | FCC 38

This is an image from the film THE POLAR EXPRESS that features Hero Boy standing on the outside of the train.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we pour the hot chocolate and look for Christian themes in The Polar Express. Is seeing really believing? Does something have to be seen in order to be real? All that and more in 3…2…1! Faith in the Partial Ticket The tagline of … Continue reading

A Pure Heart in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS | FCC 37

This is an image from the film DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! that features the Grinch looking down on Whoville.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we hang pantookas on the ceiling and pile pankunas on the floor as we find Christian themes in Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. What is it about the Whos that initially offends the Grinch but ultimately transforms him? All that … Continue reading

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