Emanuel – Documentary Movie Review

Charleston churches

It wasn't until we started making the film festival rounds that I ever watched documentaries. And even though I've seen some great ones, and was looking forward to watching this one, as the movie began, I found myself thinking of the theatrical release and wondering how many people would go see this documentary about the…

Chonda Pierce – Unashamed – Movie Review and Giveaway

Chonda Pierce Unashamed

I'm not a fan of stand up comedy. I'm not sure why, but whenever anyone tries to make me laugh, I rarely do. If Chonda Pierce - Unashamed was merely a stand up routine, I wouldn't care that much for it. However, this is more than a comedy routine. Intermixed with Chonda's stage show is…

Heaven Bound – Movie Review

Christian comedy is a risky endeavor. So often, the comedy either falls flat, or it leans towards the sacrilegious. Heaven Bound joins the ranks of the select few which are spiritually sound yet wildly hilarious. Heaven Bound is the story of Ted and Josie, a picture perfect couple. Ted is a successful dog food marketer…

The Pilgrim’s Progress – Review and Giveaway

Easter will be here before we know it, and kicking off Easter weekend this year is a great Christian movie perfect for family viewing. The Pilgrim's Progress releases to theaters April 18-19 which is Thursday and Friday before Easter, so a perfect activity for Good Friday. https://youtu.be/04WXlAcOtS0 As you can tell from the trailer, The…

Unplanned – Movie Review

I've been following Unplanned since it was first announced. When I learned the behind the scenes story of actress Ashley Bratcher,  I knew I had to see it. I was especially excited because two of the Unplanned actors are actors from our movies. Robert Thomason, who was Graduation Speaker in Summer of '67, is Abby…

The Pilgrim’s Progress – Giveaway

Coming to theaters Easter weekend

Years ago when I taught children's church I fell in love with The Land of Far-Beyond,  a children's version of Pilgrim's Progress written by Enid Blyton. I read a chapter or two of the book each week and the children all enjoyed it as much as I did. Later, I decided to read the original…

The Rape of Recy – Movie Review

When my daughter was in school she participated in National History Day and competed at the regional, state, and national level for five years. She also competed each year in a local history-based film festival for high school students. As a result of attending the many events, we witnessed hundreds of performances, exhibits, websites, and…

Indivisible – Movie Review

In case you haven't noticed, this is the season for military-themed faith-based films. As pastor Gary Olson of Rolling Hills Community Church observed, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Summer of '67, Interview With God, God Bless the Broken Road, and now Indivisible all deal with war. From the moment I saw the trailer, I knew I…

Little Women – Movie Review

It's been a while since I've read Little Women, but it's my favorite book from that time period, so I was eager to see what a modern retelling in movie form would look like. The movie does a good job of capturing the essence of the story and transferring it to a contemporary setting. Many…

Mattie: The Discovery – Movie Review

A talented filmmaker creates his own unique world and then draws you into that world. Cameron Arnett does exactly that with Mattie: The Discovery. The setting is distinctively Southern life on the wrong side of the tracks. It's a grim and gritty reality populated with flawed folks dealing with problems beyond their control. It's also…