Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

Other critics dismiss this story about the Brazilian soccer legend, but I think it will touch your heart. Click the image to read my review.
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Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

The horrors of WW 1 trench warfare are on full display in a story of a German youth whose ideals are destroyed by the brutal fighting, as well as the indifference of upper class officers who never suffer the consequences of their orders.
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All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

The classic story is re-imagined as unfolding in Fascist Italy where the wooden puppet learns slowly what it is to be a human & a father to accept a son as he is.
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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

VP 2022 Index Available

The annual VP Index includes over 3300 reviews of feature & documentary films, almost 200 short films, & articles about many subjects.
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VP 2022 Index Available

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A mixed group of women, locked into a cellar for safekeeping during the Rwandan Genocide, must find ways to get along despite their hostile feelings.
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Sometimes in April 2005)

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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