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The Giver’s temptations

If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.

Experiments in time

Every story is a story about time. Boyhood's power is not the perimeters of its story as much as the immersion into it.

Priest under threat

Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.

Those left behind

The focused uncertainty of The Leftovers is a parable for our own more diffuse reality. This could make it a deeply theological show.

Lights, camera, teach

In adapting my course for video, I had to learn to bridge the distance between me and students I couldn't imagine, let alone see.

Never off the clock

The lead character of Wallander is a cop relentlessly pursuing justice. He knows he should leave work at the office, but he can't.