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 […]

Films to Soothe Your Soul Vol. II: Inspired by True Stories

By Jacob Sahms We live in unexpected and uncertain times, and sometimes, there’s a movie or two that we go to for comfort, a momentary reprieve from the craziness of the world around us. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing thoughts about a few of those movies each week. May they bring you […]

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Harold Cronk Wants to Tell Real Stories About Christians Living Out Their Faith

By Jacob Sahms As a young man, Harold Cronk realized before many of his peers that movies didn’t just happen but that they took hard work and dedication to compose the story and convey the meaning through a multi-level production. Playing with his high school’s VHS video camera, he recorded skits for his friends’ history […]

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Creed II: Hear From the Stars

By Michael Wahle, Contributing Writer Who would’ve thought that a movie focused on a heavyweight boxing match between two of the most physically shredded specimens you’ll ever see on the silver screen all began over a box of donuts? But donuts were indeed what Creed II star Michael B. Jordan and director Steven Caple Jr. […]

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Dove’s Voice is Your Voice

Dear Friends of Dove, These are crazy times in Hollywood, aren’t they? We are seeing a major shift underway. In my first season as the new leader at The Dove Foundation, this year has been a true baptism by fire. Being a woman and a mom in this position brings unique perspective and definitely holds […]

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