Feature of the Week

  • Begin Again (2013)

    Five stars! You’ll love this musical fairy tale with its love stories and beautiful New York scenes. Click the movie title to read my entire review.

    Begin Again (2013)
  • Life Itself (2014)

    If you love movies, you won’t want to miss this wonderful, fascinating look at Roger Ebert’s life. Click the film’s title to read my entire review.

    Life Itself (2014)
  • Snowpiercer (2013)

    Don’t miss this Sci-Fi thriller about survivors of a Big Freeze struggling on super-train! Click the headline to read my entire review.

    Snowpiercer (2013)
  • July 2014 issue of Visual Parables

    The new JULY 2014 issue of Visual Parables Journal is packed with faith-and-film study guides to spark discussion in your small group.

    July 2014 issue of Visual Parables

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