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Humorous exploration of the interconnection of reality and myth.
An incredible film commentary on the Bible verse John 9:25, "Once
I was blind but now I can see."
GAME OF THIER LIVES (2005)
Follows the U.S. National Soccer Team, which
showed that with passion and commitment, anything is possible -
even the greatest upset in the history of the World Cup.
OF NEW YORK (2002)
Review by David Bruce: In this time of lawlessness and the rampant
political corruption that filled the halls of city government, the film
follows the story of Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo Di Caprio), a young Irish-American
Review by Chris Utley:
Garden State is an awesome film. It is a wonderful testimony to the power
of love and the power of healing. This film is Zach Braff’s directorial
debut and its an impressive one. The film soars like an eagle. The relationship
with Sam is totally believable thanks to Natalie Portman’s performance.
This is the best performance of her career.
Review by Darrel Manson: "Adam Fields is a Border Patrol agent who
has ties to a group of anti-immigrant vigilantes. What is ironic about
him is that he is himself Hispanic, but passing as Anglo. He is filled
with a self-loathing for the background he feels is inferior and shameful..."
Here is a powerful statement statement about Creator God, human technology
and self will.
GENERAL'S DAUGHTER (1999)
daughter takes on the sins of the Army and crucifies herself. There
is no resurrection.
by Ben Becker: GERRY is in some ways a return to roots for director Gus
Van Sant. The motifs of moving clouds and the desert imagery may recall
his early works. But GERRY is even more ambitious. Highly influenced by
Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr, the film uses minimal dialogue and long,
languishing shots to achieve a meditative mood
|GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' (2005)
Director: Jim Sheridan. Stars: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant. A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.
Overview (dial up speed)
A number one movie about sin, relationship, death, hell, heaven and eternal
by Mike Furches and David Bruce: The ship represents a type of Hell that
imprisons lost souls. Liberation can only come through one that sin has
no power over. Hmm, sound familar?
Bruce reviews: "I think what writers Billy Bob Thornton & Tom Epperson
are trying to do here is to put a human face on those different from us.
I think they are dealing with the issue of bigotry. As a society we generally
look down on fortune tellers and wife beaters. We tend to pass judgment
on these people just because they are different. The brilliance of this
film is how it turns the table on our prejudicial biases and assumptions
time after time..."
GIRL NEXT DOOR (2004)
Review by Ben Becker: Eighteen-year-old Matthew Kidman is a straight-arrow
over-achiever who has never really lived life… until he falls for
his new neighbor, the beautiful and seemingly innocent Danielle.
film abounds with connections with other movies and the Bible.
|GLORY ROAD (2006)
Director: James Gartner. Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke
Texas Western coach Don Haskins (Lucas) and his all-black starting five head to the NCAA tournament.
Director: Danny Cannon. Stars: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel. An
incredible sequence of events finds Santiago (Becker), a Los Angeleno with
a lifelong dream to play professional soccer, granted a tryout with Newcastle
AND GENERALS (2003)
Review by David Bruce: A sweeping epic charting the early years of
the Civil War and how the campaigns unfolded from Manassas I to the Battle
of Fredericksburg, this prequel to the film Gettysburg explores the motivations
of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home.
you lost what you loved most in this world,
what would you be willing to do to get it back?
He's back! The greatest version of the Bible's Chaos Monster.
This monster is more than a man in a rubber suit. There is very
important ancient truth at work here.
IN 60 SECONDS (2000)
This film is about the deep spiritual need for freedom.
GOOD GIRL (2002)
Darrel Manson reviews: There is at least some hope
in the ending shots of the film, that allows us to see the good that can
come even after the evil that we have allowed in our lives. There is a
reminder that even when we have sinned -- even when we have gone far beyond
where I ever dreamed of going -- there is still the chance to turn back
and joy that can be found even in the lives that have seemed to be so
much like a prison.
|GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2005)
Civil liberties set aside for security reasons. Journalists afraid to report in ways that might be considered “un-American.” Television networks more concerned with the bottom line than their responsibilities to use the medium to inform and educate. Sound familiar? Overview (dial up speed)
|THE GOSPEL (2005)
Very few movies deal in a real and knowledgeable way with the black church. The Gospel, however, is set against the backdrop of the historic black church and its role within the black community. The movie does well exploring aspects of the historic black church. Overview (dial up speed)
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW
The life of Jesus Christ presented almost as a cinema-verite documentary.
Applying Neo-Realist methods, writer/director Pier Paolo Pasolini takes
Christ out of the opulent church and presents him as an outcast Italian
peasant in this expressive interpretation of the greatest story ever told...
GOSPEL OF JOHN (2003)
Review by David Bruce: The story of Jesus' life as recounted by His disciple
John, this three-hour epic feature film draws its audience into antiquity
by way of meticulous recreation, including an original musical score complete
with instrumental sounds of the time.
Robert Altman explores the English class system and master-servant
relations via his preferred modus operandi of multiple characters and
GO TIGERS! (2001)
Darrel Manson reviews: "Go Tigers! shows
us the ways that football gives meaning to a town and to the players.
It tells them who they are and encourages them to work to achieve excellence.
It's not a bad lesson to learn that those things which give us meaning
require attention and work to accomplish...
|GRANDMA'S BOy (2006)
Director: Nicholaus Goossen. Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones . Kicked to the curb by his roommates, a thirtysomething video game tester (Covert) moves in with his grandma and her two friends.
|THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED (2005)
In 1913, a 20 year-old kid named Francis Ouimet unexpectedly became an overnight American hero. In an electrifying standoff at golf’s U.S. Open, he stunned American audiences by proving that golf wasn’t just a game for the country club elite but a sport in which any American -- no matter how youthful, how poor or how unknown - could aspire to triumph. Overview (dial up)
|THE GREAT RAId (2005)
If you’ve never read Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides and you’re even slightly interested in World War II history, get your hands on a copy. And after that, get yourself to this movie. While The Great Raid hardly compares to Sides’ harrowing account of life at the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the Philippines or the daring rescue of the 511 American soldiers imprisoned there; after reading Sides’ book, you won’t be able to resist seeing even a simplified version of events on screen.
condemned criminal, whose initials are J. C., can heal the sick and
raise the dead, and bring long life.
|GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS (2005)
Director: Lexi Alexander. Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani.Journalism student Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) has been expelled from Harvard for a crime he didn't commit. His promising career ended and his future looking bleak, he heads for London to seek refuge with his married sister Shannon (Claire Forlani) and her husband Steve (Marc Warren). Overview (dial up speed)
Mike Furches and Ed Travis: For a good time, and
a lesson in some Japanese culture, this is one not to miss. I am glad
I saw it, and I will see it again. While it may not be the best Horror
movie ever made, to me, it was the scariest.
|GUESS WHO (2005)
Percy Jones takes great pride in the knowledge that he is always right, especially when it comes to the welfare of his family. When his daughter Theresa brings her new boyfriend, Simon Green, home to meet Percy and his wife Marilyn, he is unaware that Simon has already proposed to Theresa and plans to announce the engagement at Percy and Marilyn’s 25th anniversary party.
GUY THING (2003)
Review by David Bruce: Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends
throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience
clean - which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful
girl named Becky.
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