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  • The Mission (1986)

    I recommend “The Mission” as a great film and as a key history lesson as the world explores peacemaking in Latin America, once again. Click the image to read my entire review.

    The Mission (1986)
  • New! April 2105 issue of Visual Parables Journal

    LOVE MOVIES? Want to spark discussion with friends? Subscribe to Visual Parables Journal, which is packed with study guides. Click the image to preview the new issue.

    New! April 2105 issue of Visual Parables Journal
  • ‘71 (2014)

    A raw British soldier in Belfast is separated from his companions in a Catholic zone, forced to dodge IRA pursuers out to kill him during a very long night.

    ‘71 (2014)
  • While We’re Young (2015)

    This new Noah Baumbach film with Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts is a wonderfully told tale. Click the image to read my entire review.

    While We’re Young (2015)

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