Ashley Judd on Love, Dogs, and Helping Our Veterans

By Jacob Sahms Ashley Judd knew what she was signing up for when she agreed to a role in A Dog’s Way Home, the latest dog-centric film from writer W. Bruce Cameron. Having worked with director Charles Martin Smith on Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, Judd’s awareness of the kindness of Smith and his […]

Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse: Will You Be Heroic?

By Jacob Sahms, originally published on Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is the best superhero animated film I’ve ever seen. It’s the best film I’ve seen this year. It may be the greatest Spider-Man film of all time. If all of those seem like exaggerations to you, then you haven’t seen the movie for yourself […]

Buttons Director Tim Janis: We Need Hope Like We Need Air

By Jacob Sahms During a church service one day, musician Tim Janis felt the nudge of inspiration he’s felt before, but this time, it wasn’t a one-song arrangement or new ensemble piece. This time, it was the story outline of what audiences can see this Saturday in a one-time Fathom Event, the musical, cinematic movement […]

Instant Family Director Dishes on Fostering, Family

Seven years ago, Sean Anders adopted three children out of foster care. Anders had already penned She’s Out of My League and Mr. Popper’s Penguins when the adoption became official, but he would continue to write and direct films about relationships and families, like We’re the Millers and Daddy’s Home. With an eye toward the […]

Stephen Curry to Executive Produce Faith-Based Drama ‘Breakthrough’

The move, which was finalized several months ago, is one of the first for Curry’s burgeoning media career and one of the first to be revealed since the Golden State Warrior point guard officially launched his banner, Unanimous Media, earlier this year. NBA superstar Stephen Curry has quietly come aboard Breakthrough, a faith-based drama from […]

Won’t You Love Your Neighbor?

JOHNATHAN KANA • AUGUST 20, 2018 The new Mister Rogers documentary offers a challenge for our contentious times, a challenge rooted directly in the gospel. During one of my favorite moments in Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which has its digital release this Tuesday, renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma describes meeting Fred Rogers for the first time. “He interviewed me,” […]

God Bless the Broken Road: Finding Love and Hope, After Tragedy

WRITTEN BY: JACOB SAHMS SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2018 Amber Hill (Lindsey Pulsipher) was a devoted wife, mother, and church choir director until the unthinkable happened: Hill’s Afghanistan-stationed husband was killed by insurgents and she was left a single mother. Turning aside from her faith, Hill struggles to make ends meet, until anunexpected relationship leads her back to […]

Louis Zamperini Lived a Life Worth Two Movies

Unbroken: Path to Redemption Continues a Powerful Story By Jacob Sahms Real-life superheroes don’t wear tights or leap tall buildings with a single bound, but they do prove to be bolder than one might imagine when facing extraordinary situations. Louis Zamperini was one such superhero. Zamperini was an Olympian, war hero, and POW survivor. But […]

An In-Depth Look at “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word”

Guest Columnist Elijah Davidson, Fuller Theological Seminary Wim Wenders—he of Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire and, more recently, Pina and The Salt of the Earth fame—has made a documentary about the teachings of Pope Francis. The film is about as straightforward as a documentary can be. Pope Francis looks into your eyes and lays out the things he believes are most urgent for […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – A Liturgy

Guest Columnist Elijah Davidson, Fuller Theological Seminary Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up right where the last film in this trilogy left off. The First Order is closing in on Leia’s rebels, threatening to destroy them. Rey, Chewbacca, and R2-D2 are offering an old lightsaber to a hermitic Luke Skywalker asking him for help sparking […]