January 2017 Journal

The January 2017 issue of Visual Parables features reviews of Fences, Jackie, La La Land, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Passengers, Manchester by the Sea, Nocturnal Animals, Collateral Beauty, Lion, Allied, Rules Don’t Apply, and Parkland.

Finding Spiritual Values in Oscar’s “Best Pictures”

Courtesy of the Presbyterian News Service Each year the Academy for Motion Pictures and Sciences nominates five to ten films for the “Best Picture” category. I wish that it were a full ten this year, with the addition of Martin Scorcese’s haunting Silence rounding out the number. This well-filmed story, based on the terrible persecution …

Collateral Beauty (2016)

When the head of an ad agency does not get over his grief for his dead child, his 3 partners hatch a complicated plot so that he will be declared mentally incompetent & they can save the agency from ruin.