Faith

love, kennedy

LOVE, KENNEDY Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S LOVE, KENNEDY ABOUT? A terminally-ill teen inspires a community with her love and faith in this new film by T.C. Christensen (17 Miracles, Ephraim’s Rescue, The Cokeville Miracle). Based on a true story. (Now playing in Utah. Opens July 14th in Arizona, Nevada, and Idaho) IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) To see a T.C. Christensen film in a crowd ...[Read More]

fireproof

FIREPROOF Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S FIREPROOF ABOUT? A firefighter with a failing marriage takes a challenge from his father to follow Christ and make changes to save his union. Rent or buy it here.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Another solid outing from Sherwood Pictures, the Christian production company behind Facing the Giants and Courageous. Fireproof is a wonderful ...[Read More]

CHRONICLES OF NARNIA- PRINCE CASPIAN Family Movie Review

CHRONICLES OF NARNIA- PRINCE CASPIAN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) While I enjoyed the first film’s story more (it was so clearly an allegory for The Atonement, The Resurrection, the Battle of Armageddon, and the Millennium), this one is better made, better written, and better acted. Plus, it has a healthy share of Christian symbolism itself, some rocking battle sequences (how this is only PG baffles me; th ...[Read More]

emma smith my story

EMMA SMITH: MY STORY Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) WHAT’S EMMA SMITH: MY STORY ABOUT? Explores the life, trials, and triumphs of Emma Smith, wife of Latter-day Saint prophet Joseph Smith. Rent or buy it here.  IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-) Produced by the Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society, this lushly-shot and very well-acted take on the life of Emma Smith was directed by ...[Read More]