February 2017 Journal

The February 2017 issue of Visual Parables features reviews on Silence, Hidden Figures, Paterson, A Monster Calls, Patriots Day, The Founder, 20th Century Women, Things to Come, Gold, Live by Night, Sing, and more.

Ten films that explore the sin of structural racism

Presbyterian pastor, film critic Edward McNulty recommends seeing or re-visiting these thoughtful films by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service The Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty has compiled a list of 10 thoughtful films that deal with the sin of structural racism. LOUISVILLE — The Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty, a Presbyterian pastor and film critic, has …

Lucy in the Sky (2019)

Loosely base on reality, this is the story of the breakdown of a married female astronaut, enthralled with space, but has a meltdown when her illicit lover falls for another astronaut.

Captain Marvel (2019)

This Captain Marvel is a woman, trained on a distant planet who comes to Earth, recovers her memory of being an AF pilot, and sets off with growing super powers to save the universe.

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 …

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

In this dramedy a Chinese American woman, regarded as a failure, must jump between multiple universes to save the multiverse from destruction, her opponents often members of her own family plus an aggressive IRS agent.