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At New York Comic Con

Christopher Lopez
At New York Comic Con
The original meaning for the term, liturgy (a term often used to refer to worship practices of faith communities) described the work of the people for the good of the people. It was such a treat to witness the liturgy of NYCC.

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival: A Personal Reflection

Catherine M. Barsotti
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival: A Personal Reflection
Daily I was writing about my experience of the films in a journal. So here’s an inside look at some of the films at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Response to Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed”

Nicholas Wolterstorff
Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Response to Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed”
Nicholas Wolterstorff analyzes Paul Shcrader's "First Reformed" in light of Schrader's own writing on transcendental style in film.

Silicon Valley - S5, Es 5 and 6 - Inhuman Humanity

Elijah Davidson
Silicon Valley - S5, Es 5 and 6 - Inhuman Humanity
The prudence of developing artificial intelligence, let alone giving said intelligence access to a completely decentralized internet, is a red herring, albeit one that Silicon Valley plies for effective laughs. The real interest of the two episode arc is one that has been common to series creator and show-runner Mike Judge’s work – the ways capitalistic progress tends toward the dehumanization of everyone involved in the system.

Interview with “Jinn” creators about visually depicting faith in their 2018 SXSW film

Andrew Neel
Interview with “Jinn” creators about visually depicting faith in their 2018 SXSW film
An interview with the filmmakers of "Jinn," a feature film which premieres at the 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals narrative competition. It tells the story of Summer, an African-American teen who is forced to adapt when her mother, Jade, suddenly converts to Islam.

Star Trek: Discovery - S1, Es 14 and 15 - Wars and Wrap-ups

Gary Ingle
Star Trek: Discovery - S1, Es 14 and 15 - Wars and Wrap-ups
Reclaiming life — that is the task facing the crew of the Discovery upon their return from the Mirror Universe.

Latino/a Films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Chris Lopez
Latino/a Films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
I have found the cinematic arts to be the sphere where I search for my identity, my voice. I decided to take this journey to the frigid streets of Park City, Utah, to learn from the Latin American and Latino/a voices at Sundance.

Sundance 2018 - Day 5 - Roslyn Hernandez

Roslyn Hernandez
Sundance 2018 - Day 5 - Roslyn Hernandez
"The Driver Is Red" is at the same time educational, aesthetically pleasing, and suspenseful! The voiceover narration draws you in from the start, and the sketch animation aesthetic remarkably accentuates the clandestine nature of the story.

Star Trek: Discovery - S1, E13 - What’s Past Is Prologue

Gary Ingle
Star Trek: Discovery - S1, E13 - What’s Past Is Prologue
It has taken almost an entire season of growth, but now the crew of the USS Discovery is finally ready to perform as a fully functioning unit — and more than that, as family.

The Reel Spirituality Community Top 10 Films of 2017

The Reel Spirituality Community
The Reel Spirituality Community Top 10 Films of 2017
Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut "Lady Bird" was one of the best thing that happened to audiences in 2017.
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