Faith Review – 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Set two decades prior to the beginning of the Civil War, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of a free black man, Solomon Northup, who is captured and sold into slavery. All of the brutality and horror of slavery is depicted in graphic detail, but there is hope for Solomon through the help of Bass, portrayed by Brad Pitt. In this faith review, theological questions are provided for group discussion.

 

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Faith Review – Amadeus (1984)

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The 1984 classic, Amadeus, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It follows the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the composer whom many consider to be the greatest of all time. The film deals with themes of envy and pride, but also beauty and giftedness. Theological discussion questions are included in the review.

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Faith Review – The Lorax (2012)

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Ted is desperately wanting to impress Audrey. They live in Thneedville, where everything — including the trees — are synthetic. In order to win the heart of the environmentally-interested Audrey, Ted seeks to find a real tree. Jessie Smith reviews this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss’ story. Theological discussion questions are included.

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Faith Review – Inkheart (2008)

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Mortimer (Mo) is a specially-gifted father, but he is not like most fathers who can read books to their children at night. When Mo reads, the characters in the book can come to life — literally — as happened when his daughter, Meggie, was three and the villain Capricorn was unleashed in the real world. In this review by Jessie Smith, some theology-related questions are provided for group discussion.

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Faith Review – Frozen (2013)

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Elsa is born with an extraordinary talent, to freeze objects with her hands! But her gift is hard to control, and she has the potential to accidentally hurt others, including her sister, Anna. As she struggles with isolation and fear, Anna seeks to help her sister. We have two reviews of the film, which include discussion questions for groups.

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