Posts Categorized: New Films

A Son’s Sacrifice

A Son’s Sacrifice follows the coming-of-age story of Imran, a young first-generation Muslim American who confronts his Muslim roots and his immigrant father’s traditions, while simultaneously learning how to live in harmony in the multiethnic, multifaith city of New York. Imran takes over his father’s halal slaughterhouse and, on the holiest day of the year,… Read more »

Radical Grace

Radical Grace follows three American nuns, united by a shared belief that faith is action, who continue to strive for justice in the shadow of a politically motivated Vatican investigation. As the relationship between the sisters’ faith and organized religion is called into question, each woman finds the strength to stand up and challenge the… Read more »

New Muslim Cool

New Muslim Cool

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim.Now he’s moved to Pittsburgh’s tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young people through his… Read more »

Noble (Bradley, 2014)

Noble (Bradley, 2014)

Did I want a biopic that was critical of its heroine? Of course not. But I wanted one where she was presented as a fully realized human being. The Christina Noble represented in this film is a walking sermon object lesson. Expository dialogue–the practice of having a character verbally explain or interpret the the meaning… Read more »

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (DVD)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (DVD)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the inspiring story of a group of ordinary women who came together – Muslim and Christian, rich and poor, urban and rural – to end a bloody civil war in their war-torn country of Liberia. Thousands of women took on the warlords and a corrupt regime as they… Read more »

Movie review: Mr X

Mr X has its share of divine interventions and dramatic conflicts between science and religion. The film draws an analogy between Krishna and Arjun and God and Mr X. In the Mahabharata, the hero declares, it was Krishna who came to Arjun’s aid. It is now my turn to lend a helping hand to God,… Read more »

The Club: When films reveal the ugly truth

Despite many bans, cinema has been questioning religious faith for over half a century. One of the most acclaimed films of the Berlin Film Festival this year was The Club, which won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize. Directed by Chilean director Pablo Larrain, the film is about a group of priests living in a… Read more »

Lucas Hrubizna brings dark sensations with Big Brother

Big Brother is a surrealist and dark drama about Troy, a youth pastor and former Christian rocker, who obsessively follows his favourite youth group member, Michael, off to college in order to secure Michael’s devotion to God and Troy. Based partially on Hrubizna’s own experience at a biblical skateboard camp, the film explores the potential… Read more »

The Forgiven: New faith film has Cabarrus connections

The Forgiven

“The idea of ‘The Forgiven’ is wrapped up around whether or not these people can forgive him, because he not only acted against these people, but he acted against God as well,” Burgess said. … The project is among several Turner has worked on over the years, first making films with friends in his backyard… Read more »