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STORIES FROM THE LIFE OF PORTER ROCKWELL Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) Much like the man it reveals, Covenant Communications’ new documentary Stories From the Life of Porter Rockwell emerges with glaring imperfections but ultimately redeemed by things done right. Featuring insights and commentary by a variety of well-respected Latter-day Saint history scholars, the film attempts to strike a balanced portrayal of a ma ...[Read More]

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TREASURE IN HEAVEN Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic) If you’ve ever seen a Latter-day Saint film that brought your soul to a higher plane, odds are T.C. Christensen had a hand in it. As a writer, director, producer, and cinematographer, he has helped add professional gloss, creative warmth, and spiritual sincerity to projects such as The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd, The Work and the Glor ...[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. 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 examination of why marriages ...[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; the inte ...[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 Gary ...[Read More]