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Cinema Divina Reflection - Woman in Gold

Cinema Divina Reflection - Woman in Gold

From time to time, instead of an actual review, we will be posting an example of how film can be brought to prayer using a format called "Cinema Divina." It's a modern spin on the ancient prayer form of "Lectio Divina" practiced since the days of the early Church. Please click on the link below for a detailed explanation of Cinema Divina. This reflection is the outcome of one person's prayer, connecting Scripture, film, and everyday life. We hope that in reading it, you might be inspired to do y...
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The Young Messiah

The Young Messiah

An imaginative portrayal of one year in the life of the Child Jesus. The story begins with Jesus in Egypt being bullied by another boy from the Jewish community, and escalates into some gripping action which it maintains to one degree or another throughout the film. Never boring. Never trite. Faithful to the Scriptures and with sound theology, this film has everything in it but the sensational.
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The Finest Hours - Humility in Action

The Finest Hours - Humility in Action

Humility. It’s a virtue that is sometimes misunderstood to mean that we should demean ourselves and consider ourselves as unworthy of another's esteem. Not so. True humility is being aware of our strengths and weaknesses and being honest about them. Humility is not letting our strengths over-inflate our egos or letting our weaknesses discourage us from trying to do better. "The Finest Hours" gives us examples of true humility in action.
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Risen - Film Commentary

Risen - Film Commentary

"Risen" is a drama set in Biblical times centering around the mystery of Jesus’ Resurrection. It is the story of Clavius, a fictional Roman tribune brilliantly portrayed by Joseph Fiennes, who is tasked by Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth) first with overseeing Jesus’ Crucifixion, then sealing Jesus’ tomb, and finally hunting for Jesus’ body after the Resurrection to prevent the Jewish disciples proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah. The outer story of Clavius’s search for Christ provides the framewo...
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Room - Sharing Strength

Room - Sharing Strength

"Room" showcases the best and worst of humanity in a compelling story adapted by Emma Donoghue from her own novel. Brie Larson, in an Oscar-worthy performance, is Ma, a young woman abducted when she was 17 and kept in a 10 x 10 foot square shed ever since. Jacob Tremblay is Jack, the son Ma bears after being repeatedly raped by her captor. Their story is as horrible and inspiring as any.
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The Revenant - intense, gory saga of love and revenge

The Revenant - intense, gory saga of love and revenge

Water, breath, fire, wind. Ice, snow, cold, wet. Pain and more pain. Violence, so much violence. Heartbreak, loneliness. Beauty and cruelty. Betrayal and treachery. Death, so much death. Whispers from beyond yet near and signs of hope. Body and soul, love and sacrifice. The natural and unnatural in a tension that hemorrhages blood and life. This is just a sample of what Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "The Revenant" is about.
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Brooklyn - Finding Home

Brooklyn - Finding Home

Classic filmmaking has returned in "Brooklyn," an immigrant love story set in 1950’s Brooklyn and Ireland. Saoirse Ronan brings a quiet, yet strong presence to the character of Eilis Lacey, a twenty-something woman trying to find her own way in a new country. Forced to leave her home in Ireland for a job in Brooklyn, shy Eilis finds herself and a home.
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The Lady in the Van - Living the Golden Rule

The Lady in the Van - Living the Golden Rule

"The Lady in the Van" showcases what living the Golden Rule can look like in today’s society. Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith) lives in her van parked on a street in Camden Town in North London. To stay within the law, she moves up and down the street at regular intervals and annoys the residents on a consistent basis. They tolerate her and even show her small kindnesses for which she offers no thanks. Then one person, Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings), against the advice of his neighbors, allows her to...
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