When it is time to award the best in films each year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences include three categories of short films in their Oscar presentations. Most people don’t get to see many shorts. They play at festivals, and occasionally in front of a feature film. But short films are an… [Read More]
In 1947 hundreds of years of British rule over India came to an end with the creation of two countries: India and Pakistan, and the largest mass population migration in history. Viceroy’s House is a kind of Upstairs/Downstairs view of that history.
In Lion a child faces perhaps the most frightening of all prosepects—being separated from his family and far from home. That he manages to find a new family in a faraway land may seem like a rescue (and it is), but what of the family he lost?
Theoretical mathematics may not seem a fertile ground for a movie, yet there have been some very popular and acclaimed films grounded in that discipline (A Beautiful Mind and The Imitation Game come to mind). It may seem even less likely to use that field to speak of the nature of faith.
In the beginning . . . how did the heavens and the earth come to be? It’s a question we’ve all considered at some point in our lives.
The third episode focuses on the question “Who is God?” There are some interesting things to consider, but the discussion could’ve gone farther.
The end of planet earth is a topic many people discuss and debate today: How’s it going to happen? Who’s going to set the pieces in motion? Are we going to be around to see it happen with our own eyes?
Death and the afterlife are two things we’re going to have to deal with at some point. Why not talk about them?