Soul (2020)

The film deals with metaphysical themes in its story of jazz musician Joe and a soul resisting birth learn together on their journey from the Beyond to earth and back what life is about.
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Soul (2020)

Frida (2002)

Frida tells the story of the Mexican artist's bizarre relationship with husband Diego Rivera, her pain filled life, Communist beliefs, and blind devotion to Joseph Stalin.
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Frida (2002)

One Night in Miami (2020)

On the 1964 night when Cassius Clay won the World Heavy Weight Boxing Championship in Miami Malcolm X hosts a small party that includes the Champ & their 2 friends singer Sam Cook & football player Jim Brown, their conversation ranging over issues of racism & their part in fighting it.
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A Night at the Garden (2017)

With no commentary Marshall Curry lets his edited together news clips tell the story of the pro-Nazi rally staged by the American Bund at Madison Garden in 1939.
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A Night at the Garden (2017)

Join veteran film critic Edward McNulty in exploring the inspiring connections between faith and pop culture. Ed has been analyzing film, leading film discussions in his and other churches,  speaking at conferences, creating study guides, and publishing books on the topic for over 4 decades.

While there are a ton of online sites and magazines dedicated to reviewing films, the Visual Parables approach is unique. Ed focuses on helping make valuable connections between spirituality and film. He is interested not in just reviewing a film but also wants you to use it for ministry as well.  Thus he often provides links to further information  about the film or its makers or its  background.  He provides one or more related Scripture passages for almost every film. We invite you to browse VP’s extensive online database of film reviews. For an even deeper look into faith and film, you can become a member.

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