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Former MLB Executive Delivers Powerful Testimony in The Shawn Miracle

By Jacob Sahms The former general manager of Major League Baseball’s L.A. Dodgers and Montreal Expos, Kevin Malone has been cross-examined and inspected in the public eye for years. Now, he’s on a different platform, as he and his family are the subject of Brian Ivie’s (The Drop Box, Emmanuel) latest documentary, The Shawn Miracle. […]

Blue Miracle’s Jimmy Gonzales Shows Courage in the Face of Fear

By Jacob Sahms The son of immigrants, Jimmy Gonzales was raised in rural Oregon, moving from one foster one to another as a teenager. His father, an addict, was in and out of prison, while his mother juggled a disability and periodic custody of her children. Now, his story seems “Disneyfied” as his dreams of […]

A Father’s Legacy Director Didn’t Want a Sunday Christian Film

By Jacob Sahms In 2011, Jason Mac left Sumter, South Carolina, for Atlanta, and then Los Angeles in 2011, aimed at becoming an actor. It wasn’t the career his father had planned for him, but it was the career Mac chose, so his father supported him. Even more than that, Mac calls his late father […]

Monster (Netflix): What Defines You

By Jacob Sahms Netflix’s Monster feels ripped from the headlines. As a young man, Steve Harmon (Kevin Harrison Jr.), finds himself arrested and on trial as an accomplice in a convenience store murder, the audience struggles to understand the factors that led to his arrest. Director Anthony Mandler moves the pieces around, bouncing between the […]

Horse Tales for Kentucky Derby Weekend

As Kentucky Derby Weekend comes into focus, here are a list of Dove-approved films about horses for families to consider. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (Dove Approved, All Ages) Matt Damon voices the narration in DreamWorks’ new animated film that shows the West before the turn of the 1900s, from a horse’s point of view. As […]

A Week Away Campers Share Message of Acceptance

By Jacob Sahms In Netflix’s A Week Away, a group of teenagers assemble at summer camp, to sing, dance, and compete through a week of activities. There’s the new guy, troubled Will (Kevin Quinn); the good girl he begins to fall for, Avery (Bailee Madison); Will’s bunkmate and the assistant director’s son, George (Jahbril Cook); […]

Dolphin Island Director Makes a Splash with Faith & Family

By Jacob Sahms Dolphin Island director Mike Disa grew up on the South Side of Chicago, on 64th Street just outside of Market Park, what he calls “the murder capitol of the United States.” The animator, writer, and the director knows that he came out of a climate of violence, but he’s now turned his […]

Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino Introduces New Book

*We had the opportunity to sit down with former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino where she talked to us about her new book, Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons for Young Women (from a Former Young Woman). Pre-order her book and join us for an exclusive Zoom call with Dana on March 2nd at […]

Basketball Coach Scores Win Through Empowered Women

By Jacob Sahms Rob Selvig played his last basketball game for the University of Montana Grizzlies in 1974, and by 1978 he had become the head coach of the Lady Griz basketball team. Before he retired from coaching in 2016, he led the team to twenty-one NCAA tournament appearances, winning the MWAC Coach of the […]

Heather Heyer Died in Charlottesville But Her Spirit of Unity Lives on in Her Mother

By Jacob Sahms Heather Heyer’s life began and ended in Charlottesville, VA. Raised in Ruckersville, VA, Heyer watched as white supremacists converged on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville via livestream Friday, August 11, 2017, gathering to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. The next day, the twenty-six-year-old went to march […]