Posts Categorized: New Films

God’s Not Dead 2: New Trailer Stars Melissa Joan Hart in Eastertime Christian Drama Movie

As an upcoming movie starring actress and director Melissa Joan Hart as a Christian teacher who is forced before a judge for answering a question about Jesus in the classroom, “God’s Not Dead 2: He’s Surely Alive” tackles several ethical and freedom of religion dilemmas facing society today. In the movie, the principal and superintendent… Read more »

Christian Filmmakers Question YouTube’s Decision To Remove Video About Religious Persecution

Film director and producer Josh Troester is asking why YouTube removed his short movie about the persecution of Christians. According to the filmmaker, YouTube took down his work because it is inappropriate and violates the site’s policies. Troester’s film, titled “Chased,” is a 30-minute movie that centers on a Christian family. Since the protagonists live… Read more »

‘Spotlight’ Shows a Community at Its Worst, and Journalism at Its Best

The team discovers that child abuse at the hands of God’s self-appointed disciples is no secret. In fact, it is widely known among Boston’s politicians, prosecutors, and other powerful parishioners who knew or suspected the prevalence of sexual crimes committed by priests against children but chose not to speak out. Their fear of spiritual and… Read more »

Where We Stand – The Mormon Feminists Fighting for Women’s Right to Join the Priesthood

Kristine Stolakis is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker who wants to make the world a better place. In a culture saturated with irony, Stolakis is a refreshing wellspring of sincerity; there is nothing cynical about her work. Before embarking on a graduate degree in documentary film at Stanford, she studied cultural anthropology at NYU and… Read more »

Adrenaline (Simpkins, 2015)

If you are not already predisposed to like Christian movies, nothing here will change your mind. That said, every class of films, even in genres you don’t like, have better or worse examples. In terms of writing, acting, and production values, Adrenaline is closer to a television movie than a feature-film, but–and this is meant… Read more »

Spotlight: New film puts spotlight on Boston’s pedophile priests

“Spotlight,” starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of pedophile Roman Catholic priests, deals with just a fraction of sexual predation in the church, its director says. Reports of sexual misconduct by the late British entertainer Jimmy Savile and other high profile cases are an indication… Read more »