- “Concussion” Makes a Christian Argument Against Football - The New Yorker
the movie’s moral arguments are framed less as matters of medicine than of religious faith. It’s not a sports movie, or a medical thriller, so much as a Christian homily. And its principal question is, in a way, about just how much God cares about football.
- Why 2015 has been a banner year for films about abuse and religion
Religion is creeping back into our collective consciousness after a few decades of hiatus. Is it possible that in a flourishing spiritual marketplace, fanaticism could even be appealing?
- Abigail Disney Builds a Dialogue on Gun Control
In “The Armor of Light,” Ms. Disney asks evangelicals to reconsider their pro-gun stand on moral grounds. (The New York Times)
- At Comic-Con, Faith-Based Entertainment Stays in the Shadows - The New York Times
- 'I Am A Christian' Movie Halted After Mariam Ibraheem, Husband Reveal They Were Not Consulted; Sudanese Couple Say They Are 'Not Happy' With 'Terrible' Affair
The campaign was scrapped after Ibraheem and her husband, Daniel Wani, came forward to publicly denounce the film, because they had not given Christian Lives Matter, LLC, the newly-formed company responsible for "I Am A Christian," rights to tell their story. The couple in fact only learned Tuesday through news reports that the project was being pursued without their permission.
- Why are Christian movies so painfully bad? - Vox
It isn't problematic that Christians "borrow ideas" from Hollywood and put their own spin on them. Every film genre does this. But given the Christian doctrine of creation, it is certainly surprising that so many Christian filmmakers — and artists in general — would choose to mimic someone else's vision, rather than cultivate their own.
- 'Dolphin Tale 2' puts faith in Christian marketing | Tampa Bay Times
Pitching such movies to Christians is a smart, obvious move. What is interesting on Grace Hill Media's website is the amount of secular cinema the agency markets to the faithful, movies like Walk the Line, The Notebook and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, containing what is construed as inspirational meaning.
- Essay: Confessions of a Christian film critic
"I don’t make a habit of professing my faith in my writing — a reticence I chalk up to denomination and profession." (The Washington Post)
- Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith
"With the box-office success of 'Son of God,' 'God's Not Dead' and the controversial 'Noah,' more faith-based movies are in the works. But experts warn not to treat Christians as a monolithic audience." (L.A. Times)
- Rick Santorum steps out in new role as movie mogul
"We'll see where we are a year from now. But in the meantime, I am all in with this (movie-making) and we'll see how it goes."