GLADIATOR: Strength and Honor | FCC 107

This image from GLADIATOR shows Russell Crowe as Maximus.

Using strength and honor to gain the victory over death is a heavy Christian theme in Ridley Scott’s classic film GLADIATOR. Join us as we discuss this theme and so much more on this episode of the Finding Christ in Cinema podcast. For your convenience you will find each podcast … Continue reading

THE MARTIAN: The Light of Salvation | FCC 89

This image from THE MARTIAN shows Matt Damon as Mark Chatney.

In Ridley Scott’s latest film The Martian, Mark Watney is stranded on Mars and cannot save himself. He can survive for a while, but he cannot get back to Earth and attain his own salvation. He instead has to rely on his crew to save him, just like we have to rely … Continue reading

THE MARTIAN | Monday Movie Review

This image from THE MARTIAN shows Matt Damon as Mark Chatney.

It’s really difficult to not compare and contrast Ridley Scott’s The Martian to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar since the former was released barely a year after the latter. Matt Damon returns to the silver screen in a space suit, except he’s the good guy this time. And Jessica Chastain actually gets to go into outer space … Continue reading

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN: Mercy and Virtue | FCC 73

This image from KINGDOM OF HEAVEN shows Orlando Bloom as Balian.

Showing mercy because of a life of virtue is a prominent Christian theme in Ridley Scott’s film Kingdom of Heaven. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we’ll discuss how to use that theme as depicted throughout the film as a tool for talking about God and … Continue reading

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS that features Christian Bale as Moses and Ben Kingsley as Nun discussing Moses's real origin.

Just to get it out there: I was overly disappointed with Exodus: Gods and Kings. At times, too much spectacle floods the scene, and the drama is desert dry in others. Putting the “gyp” in Egypt, this film is swindled and dwindled at every corner from the original power of the familiar, … Continue reading

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