Posts Tagged ‘Sin’

Faith Review–True Confessions (1981)




Robert Duvall, who plays homicide detective Tom Spellacy, and Robert Deniro, who plays his younger brother Father Desmond Spellacy, a Catholic priest,  try to reconcile despite vast differences in their life experiences. Based on the 1977 novel by John Gregory Dunne who also co-wrote the screenplay, True Confessions is filmed entirely on location in Southern California with the Roman Catholic Church as an ever-present backdrop.

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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 – Inkheart (2008)



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 – Tender Mercies (1983)



Mac Sledge is a former country star whose life has become empty and lonely, fighting alcoholism his whole career. Divorced from his wife and distant from his teenage daughter, Mac comes across a widow who owns a small motel. She helps him with some work and eventually they are attracted to one another, finally marrying. Through this relationship, Mac is able to get his life back together, gets baptized, starts writing again, and even tries to heal his relationship with his daughter. In this faith review, several discussion questions are available, related to themes of mercy, love, faith, relationships, and so on.


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Faith Review – What Would Jesus Buy?



Every year, Christmas has become more and more commercialized, mirroring the market-driven identities that shape our everyday lives in America. In this 2007 documentary, you will meet Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping! Rev. Billy has had enough of the gospel message distorted and perverted every year at Christmas time, by looking behind the scenes at the uncomfortable facts about how our consumer goods are produced. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, several discussion questions are included for church groups.

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