Almost four years ago I wrote that Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken “tells but two thirds of Louis Zamperini’s story, with the last portion dealing with love and forgiveness reduced to a minute or so of a postscript on a black screen and photographs and a film clip of the real athlete.” You might recall that Zamperini …
Angelina Jolie’s film, based on “a true story,” is truly inspiring. Click the title of the film to read my entire review.
A sad but true story of how innocent Danish children become victims of war courtesy of “friendly” bombers during WW 2.
For about 20 years I’ve been writing a Top 10 Film list for Visual Parables and Presbyterians Today–and when the latter ceased being a family magazine, for the Presbyterian News Service. It has never been an easy task with so many good films released each year. (I’ve never understood those who grumble that there aren’t …
- The Hate U Give
- Monsters and Men
- Change in the Air
- First Man
- Bad Times at the El Royale
- And more!
The recent death of evangelist Billy Graham brought forth a number of memories for me. I have long entertained conflicting feelings about him and his ministry. As a survivor of a Fundamentalist church during my years in grade school, I was repelled by Graham’s Biblical literalism during his early years and his simplistic approach to …
Inside: Unbroken, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Annie, Big Eyes, Wild, Into the Woods, The Homesman, The Babadook, and much more.
Race is about the races Jesse Owens won at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as well as the prejudice of both Nazis & Americans against his African American race..
Readers who send out newsletters or produce church bulletins are welcome to reprint any or all of these mini-reviews, the one stipulation being that at the end they include © 2914 Edward McNulty, Visual Parables. Click onto a title to read a much longer review. Selma Rated PG-13. Amos 5:21-24. None of the other fine …
I’m giving a 5-star recommendation to this fascinating film about code-breaking in WWII and the challenges of secrecy. Click the movie’s title to read my entire review.