movie review


A War on the People: A Review of One Child Nation

by John Whitehead Draconian Measures To curb population growth and supposedly promote national prosperity, China’s ruling Communist Party in 1979 launched an effort to ensure most Chinese parents would have only one child. For roughly the next 36 years the authorities would enforce this One-Child Policy through measures that included intense propaganda, forced sterilizations and…


Jasmine, Aladdin, and the Power of Nonviolence

by Rachel MacNair The recent live-action version of the movie Aladdin didn’t deal much with specific consistent life issues. The only one brought up was war, and that was only because the villain wanted it, though never got beyond planning. Yet the fleshing out of the characters, compared to the 1992 cartoon version, led to…


How Black Panther Promotes a Consistent Life Ethic

by Andrew Hocking   Andrew Hocking writes about spirituality in movies, TV, and books and frequently discusses politics from a consistent life perspective.   Since its release last February, the movie Black Panther has made a tremendous impact, becoming a commercial and critical success—currently a Best Picture Oscar nominee—and also generating commentary about its social…


Movies with Racism Themes: “Gosnell” and “The Hate U Give”

by Rachel MacNair A note at the beginning of the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer lets us know it’s based entirely on court transcripts and eyewitness accounts, being as true to events as a movie can attempt. The Hate U Give, on the other hand, is fiction. Yet it’s clearly based…


The Darkest Hour – “Glorifying” War?

by Rachel MacNair All posts represent only the opinion of their authors. We pride ourselves on presenting a diversity of views, and opinions about movies are something people will have wide differences on. This is my own opinion – and only my current opinion at that, easily changed.     I recently wrote in Peace…


Three Nonviolent Lessons from Doctor Who

By Andrew Hocking of asyourpoetshavesaid.com Andrew Hocking writes about spirituality in movies, TV, and books, frequently discussing politics and occasionally Doctor Who. While television, and especially science fiction, typically glamorizes violence as a solution to problems, the titular Doctor in Doctor Who continually seeks peaceful resolutions and guides others to do the same. Viewers committed…


Hollywood Movie Insights

Now that the Golden Globes have passed and the Oscars are coming up, we’ll comment on past Hollywood movies from a consistent-life point of view. The Giver, 2014 This movie is based on a book for young people by Lois Lowry that sold over 10 million copies, so the story has huge appeal. Prolife commentators…


Movie Review: Mothers and Daughters

by Mary Bennett Mothers and Daughters boasts an impressive ensemble of stars, including Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Courtney Cox, Mira Sovino, and Selma Blair. It features interconnected stories based on the theme of motherhood – complete with the trials, heartache, and rich reward that accompany it. Rigby Gray (Selma Blair) is a photographer…