RESOURCES AND ARTICLES ON FILM & FAITH
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Articles by Gordon Matties
1. “Let’s Rent a Movie:
Making Movie Nights Work”
as a Spiritual Discipline”
guide for Robert Duvall’s The Apostle, in conversation with the
“How to Watch Movies
Intelligently and Critically,” by Tim Dirks (The Greatest Films website): Part One and Part Two.
Resources from Ransom Fellowship’s
Discernment 101. Pdf
version. For other articles on discernment click here.
2. Leading Movie
3. Probing Questions for Pop Culture and Movie Discussions. Html or pdf
4. Steven Garber’s articles
Leave Your Brains at the Box Office. Pdf version.
Sense of a Movie (includes a wonderful exploration of Magnolia). Pdf version.
The Journal of Religion & Film. An excellent source for academic
on Earth is Christian Film Criticism” by Michael Leary of The Matthews
“Cinema: The New
Cathedral of Hollywood,” Read Mercer Schuchardt at Metaphilm.
Dangers of Cinema,” Steve Lansingh
Film,” Edward McNulty
“Film and the
Christian,” Todd Kappelman
and the Killing of the Imagination,” Sarah Barnett
Sacred: Substance and Style in the American Film,” Richard Blake, S.J.
Movies Matter,” Charles Henderson
A few items by John Bowen (Wycliffe College,
Gospel According to Robin Williams (includes sections on Moscow; Dead Poets
Society; Awakenings; The Fisher King; and related themes).
in a Free World: The Gospel According to Groundhog Day
Williams and the Problem of Suffering
Gospel According to The Truman Show
Spiritual Worldview of The Lord of the Rings
“Religion and Religious Imagery in the Films of
Charlie Chaplin,” Peter T. Chattaway
“God and the
Simpsons,” by Gerry Bowler
Online articles on The
in the Movies, by Anton Karl Kozlovic
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