Movie review: The Lost City of Z

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“What motivates a person to risk their life and embark on trips that will keep them away from family for years at a time? Initially, it is for his honor as a British officer (his father’s Army career was marked with shame). But after Fawcett proves his masculinity, why return? Is there something about the unknown that seduces a person with the combination of beauty and danger?”

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Movie review: Gifted

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“Gifted mashes together influences from films as diverse as Rainman, Good Will Hunting, and Kramer vs. Kramer. It’s a feel-good movie family film for ages 12 and up, but it has a smart and often funny script and appealing performances from everyone, including 10-year-old Mckenna Grace (who has been acting in television and films since she was 6!) and a monocular-visioned cat named Fred.”

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Movie Review: The Case for Christ – a strange hybrid of biopic and Christian apologetic


Lee Strobel’s 1998 book The Case for Christ is well-regarded by many evangelicals as a go-to reference on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. … The movie flips the script and spends most of its time focusing on his faith story, including the standard scenes of a loving, patient wife praying for Christ to break through and speak to her husband.

Read entire movie review (three halos and one fork) from Rev. Bruce Batchelor-Glader