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JOSEPH SMITH: PLATES OF GOLD Family Movie Review

REVIEW (GRADE: A-)   This has been a prolific decade for films about Joseph Smith. Ten years ago the Church produced The Restoration, a lovely short film about the First Vision (watch it here) that improved greatly on the cheesy and dated 1976 version. Then non-Mormon actor Jonathan Scarfe brought conviction and charisma to the role in the Work and the Glory trilogy, his performance arguably the b ...[Read More]

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Michael Flynn Talks MIDWAY TO HEAVEN, BEST TWO YEARS, LAMB OF GOD

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) Note: This interview originally ran in Meridian Magazine in 2011 and is written from a Latter-day Saint perspective.  President Spencer W. Kimball famously predicted that Mormon artists, including filmmakers, would tell the story of the Savior, the Restoration, and the Latter-day Saints with vigor, talent, and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Though ...[Read More]