Scorsese has made his most “Christian” movie here—at least, overtly Christian. Silence says in a hundred creative ways that God is Not Dead, although not, thankfully, in the title.
“Hacksaw Ridge” is a rare bird among war movies, neither pro- nor anti-war. It is in part a response to gung-ho World War II movies in which American warriors kick Nazi or Japanese butts and take names.
If Hidden Figures opens the door in this way—if it gets us to tell more stories and helps ensure the conditions that allow for our daughters to become heroes themselves, figuring out equations on chalkboards everywhere, then Hidden Figures is indeed required viewing for us all.
We have a new go-between, a new prophet of sacrifice and gifts who’s done it all once and forever, whose story includes King David, a freedom fighter named Moses, and Rahab, a prostitute with a heart of gold. We have a new royalty, and he’s the prince of peace.
Let us all treat our neighbors with generous love.
With God’s strength we can break the chains of sin that bind us and prevent us from loving our neighbors.
Here is a list of our favorite podcasts from 2016. What podcasts influenced you in the past year? What podcasts would you recommend to the readers of iAt?
The staff of iAt is forever grateful for our growing readership around the continent and around the world. Here is a list of the top ten most read articles on iAt in 2016.
Josh Larsen, film critic and author, shares his top ten movie picks of 2016.