*** As always I have tried my best to limit any spoilers beyond the overall premise of the film/show I was so happy when Marriage Story appeared in my Amazon Prime video feed. I missed it in the theaters so I was excited to see Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in the Oscar-nominated story. Then… Continue reading Two Lessons from MARRIAGE STORY and FOREVER
I really enjoy a good story. Of course, living a Shine TYC life means I see everything through the lens of my faith -- a Christian World view doesn't idolize or demonize anything in God's creation but understands there is a way to use it all for God's glory. So, that brings me to my… Continue reading What I learned from Alita: Battle Angel
I tried , but there are tiny spoilers in here so proceed at your own volition. It's been a few days since I've seen Bird Box on Netflix. I'll admit that for two days my mind was reeling with possibilities. What is Bird Box about? Parenting. social media, racism, death and grief, bad decisions,… Continue reading Bird Box: You Can’t Handle the Truth
Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a good, clean movie. It delivers on the redemptive theme with a so-so execution of story.
The story of two men. Luke, as friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero's darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible.… Continue reading Paul, Apostle of Christ
Better late than never, I finally saw this 2016 Martin Scorsese movie, Silence. It was a three-hour experience of holding my breath, closing my eyes, and contemplating whether my own efforts to evangelize are more tied to goal achievement or God's love. This movie was brilliant and it messed me up. No, it was brilliant… Continue reading We Can’t Stop Talking About “Silence”
Akira Bell Johnson blogs about the personal light of Hidden Figures on Shine TYC.