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Kurt Warner Biopic American Underdog Offers Spiritual Game Plan

By Jacob Sahms Kurt Warner dreamed of being an NFL quarterback, but dreaming, hoping, and wishing don’t earn spots on professional football team rosters. Someone has to know your name. Someone has to see your worth. Kurt Warner was in the Green Bay Packers training camp in 1994 but no one heard of him, because […]

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Jesus Music Producer Kevin Downes Wants to Unify Us

By Jacob Sahms Producer Kevin Downes has two feature films based on true stories coming out in the next six months, the Kurt Warner biopic American Underdog and Unbreakable Boy, but in March 2020, the industry ground to a halt as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. Downes’ film I Still Believe about Jeremy […]

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Kurt Warner Biopic to Hit Theaters This Christmas

By Jacob Sahms On the eve of the 2021 NFL season, breaking news hit today like a game-winning catch in overtime: American Underdog, the story of Super Bowl champion Kurt Warner, will arrive in theaters this Christmas. Starring Zachary Levi and Anna Paquin as Warner and his wife Brenda, alongside Dennis Quaid as St. Louis […]

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Beckett (Netflix): Tragic Thriller Would Make Hitchcock Proud

By Jacob Sahms John David Washington has not settled for “standard” films, making headlines with roles in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, and Anthony Mandler’s Monster after his professional football career ended. Maybe it’s growing up around the film industry with his famous father; maybe he just has solid acting chops and good, selective taste. Either way, his latest […]

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Black Widow: A Tale of Liberation

By Jacob Sahms In the latest film in the Marvel pantheon, audiences get an intimate look at Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, from her childhood through her involvement in the events of Captain America: Civil War. With a title feature film, Black Widow becomes the second female Marvel character to get top billing (after Jennifer Garner’s Elektra), finally […]

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The Falcon & The Winter Soldier (Disney+): Marvel Goes Deeper

By Jacob Sahms Six episodes of Disney’+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier have been released, and the first season of a series that is clearly meant to be followed by a second has concluded. Written by Malcom Spellman, the show followed the grittier storylines pursued by old comic books (and Netflix’s Marvel shows like Daredevil and Luke Cage), looking […]

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Minari Director Shares Story of Faith Planted and Growing

By Jacob Sahms In director Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical film Minari, he shares from his own experience as a Korean American in the midwest as a part of a farmer’s family. Starring Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, and Will Patton, it won Best Foreign Language film at the Golden Globes and was listed on the AFI’s […]

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Greenland: Tragedy Shows Us What Our Default Setting Is

By Jacob Sahms Gerard Butler teams up again with Angel Has Fallen director Ric Roman Waugh in the disaster flick Greenland, as a comet impacts Earth, causing widespread death and destruction (with no Bruce Willis available to stop it). In an organic, intimate view of widespread crisis, the film shines a light on the best and worst of […]

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Clouds Director Justin Baldoni Wants to Max Out His Gifts

For five years, Justin Baldoni played Rafael Solano on the hit CW dramedy Jane the Virgin but for the last several years, he’s turned his time and attention toward directing films intending to inspire us. Baldoni directed a documentary called My Last Days, and then his involvement with cystic fibrosis led to his direction of […]

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St. Benedict’s Prep Headmaster Leads Young Men to Love in Benedict Men

By Jacob Sahms Watching Quibi’s Benedict Men, produced and narrated by Steph Curry, there are basketball players, who fly up and down the screen via Quibi’s documentary series. Their stories move quickly, struggling on and off the court to balance school, the game they see as a way out, and the relationships around them. And […]