Jacob Sahms

Jacob serves as a United Methodist pastor in Virginia, where he spends his downtime in a theater or playing sports

American Fiction: Being Oneself in Community

Based on the novel Erasure by Percival Everett, American Fiction puts Jeffrey Wright front and center as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, a novelist-turned-professor who has been critically praised but popularly ignored. Ellison has always been righteously opposed to the racial tropes he sees in published fiction and Hollywood productions about Black life in the United States,…

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The Holdovers: Agents of Change

In The Holdovers, Paul Giamatti plays classics professor Paul Hunham at Barton Academy, a preparatory school in New England for boys. The Vietnam War casts a shadow over the school, notably for cafeteria manager Mary Lamb (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), whose Barton graduate son died serving while trying to earn money for college. Over Christmas break,…

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Shazam – Fury of the Gods!

In the sequel to the 2019 breakout hit Shazam! we see the Billy Batson-turned-Shazam hero (Zachary Levi) struggling with his relatively new-found powers and the scattering of his family due to age and changing priorities. He longs to retain his childhood but also explore freedom as a semi-adult. When two daughters of Titan, Hespera and…

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Superman 5-Film Collection 1978-1987:

Before Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Ben Affleck, or Robert Pattinson donned the cowl, before Tobey Maguire discovered great power webslinging through New York, before Hulk smashed the puny god in Avengers tower or Thanos snapped, Christopher Reeve and director Richard Donner paved the way for every superhero film that has come…

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