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If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.
Every story is a story about time. Boyhood's power is not the perimeters of its story as much as the immersion into it.
Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.
This summer, the most common theme being played out at the movies is this: No matter who you are, you are the same as everyone else.
The focused uncertainty of The Leftovers is a parable for our own more diffuse reality. This could make it a deeply theological show.
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Touched by a Vampire.
Jason Byassee is senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in Boone, North Carolina.