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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3465 on: December 08, 2018, 03:45:59 AM »
Bad Lieutenant

A movie that contains very graphic content, yet has some profound redemptive aspects. I dare say that it's actually a very Christian movie.

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Yes.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3466 on: December 08, 2018, 03:59:26 AM »
Uh, just a word of warning, don't do a Google image search of that movie with your filter off, lol. Unless that's what you're looking for I guess.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3467 on: December 08, 2018, 09:31:45 AM »
illuminati movie  :)

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3468 on: December 08, 2018, 01:30:02 PM »
Bad Lieutenant

A movie that contains very graphic content, yet has some profound redemptive aspects. I dare say that it's actually a very Christian movie.

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Lol

Have you seen it?

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Yes.

Thoughts?

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I agree there is the theme of redemption in the film, although I don't feel there was any repentance.  I think it's not a Christian movie.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3469 on: December 08, 2018, 04:45:44 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3470 on: December 08, 2018, 09:45:42 PM »
I wanted to learn alot more about the period of Church history from the end of Acts up until about 200 AD, partly because it felt like a gap in my own knowledge about the Church. I was familiar with the New Testament plain narrations of the Church's history (especially in the gospels, Paul's epistles, and Acts) but not what happened after Acts. So I saw all the movies that I could find on this topic and am including my list below in case anyone is interested or can tell me if I missed any:

Movies on the Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles (History Channel)

The Apostles (Kultur, 2001/2003, 4 hours, available in some libraries)

The Apostles (Neofit studios, in Russian, Directed by Konstantin Valenchik, 12-video Series, 2014)

The Apostles: 12 Ordinary Men (2005)

The Beloved Disciple (Naked Archeologist series)

Deadly Journeys of the Apostles (Four-part series: From the Holy Land to Africa ; Travelers to the East; Jerusalem to The North ; Messengers to the West)

The Disciples (BBC Bible Mysteries Series)

Secret Lives of the Apostles (National Geographic)

The Secrets of the Twelve Disciples (Directed by David Batty, narrated by Robert Beckford, Channel 4)

Movies on the Early Church​

A.D. Anno Domini (NBC miniseries, 1985, part 5.)

AD: The Bible continues (NBC, 2015)

Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine (PBS Series. Episodes: 3. Age of the Apostles , 4. From Apocalypse to Heresies, 5. Pagans and the Cult of Martyrs)

The Early Christianity (From a Cult to a Religion) (narrated by Doug Batchelor, speakers include Susana Elm, John Reeve, Euan Cameron) I don't know if this is the real title. It is a much longer version of the section that runs from 14:34 to 26:45 in Revelation: The Bride, the Beast & Babylon (produced by Amazing Facts).

The Early Church (World of the Bible series, in Russian."Мир Библии", "Ранняя Церковь")

The First Christians (From the Lost Worlds TV series, Episode 11)

From Jesus To Christ. The First Christians (PBS)

The History of the Catholic Church (2013 series. Episode 1. The Early Christians)

How Should We Then Live? (by Francis Schaeffer "Episode 1, The Roman Age" and the beginning of "Episode 2, The Middle Ages", AKA "The Early Church")

Last Man Standing (Naked Archeologist episode on Josephus)

Law of God (Russian language series "Закон Божий". Episodes: First Christians, Persecution of the Jews against the first Christians, the Holy Fathers and Teachers of the Church, the Catacombs. LINK: zakonbozhiy.ru/Zakon_Bozhiy/Chast_4_IstoriJa_Cerkv)

Polycarp (2015)

Quo Vadis (1951, USA) (2001, Poland. I saw the Russian-dubbed slightly abridged version of it)

Saints and Sinners: The History of the Popes (2005 series. Episode 1. Upon this Rock)

In Search of Hidden Holy Sites (White Fox S.A., 2013. Seasons 1 and 2: Episodes: Patmos, Cyprus: 2 episodes)

What happened to the JC Bunch? (Naked Archeologist, on Jewish Christians, eg. the Ebionites)

Movies about the Book of Revelation

The Antichrist: Zero Hour (Decoding the Past series)

The Apocalypse (2002, Richard Harris)

Apocalypse (Secret Bible series [The series' second and third parts cover Appolonius and the Book of Revelation, 45 min per section])

Apocalypse (41 min, Decoding the Past series, History Channel)

Apocalypse: The Puzzle of Revelation (50 min, Mysteries of the Bible)

Biblical Prophecy of John - End Times Revelation & Message (1986)

Book of Revelation (41 min, History Channel)

Countdown to Armageddon (Decoding the Past)

Doomsday Book of Revelations (45 min, Natl Geographic)

God v. Satan: The Final Battle (History Channel)

John in Exile (Dean Jones)

Mysteries of the Apocalypse (Dir. Sophia Andrews)

The Omega Code & Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

Revelation: The End of the World? (Ancient Evidence series, BBC, 2003, Hosted by Avery Brooks)

Revelation: The End of the World? (Bible Mysteries series, BBC, narrated by Kenneth Cranham, includes prologue, 49:00 minutes)

Revelations: The Last Judgment (The Bible: A History series)

The Second Coming of Christ (2017/2018, Dir.: Daniel Anghelcev)

The Secrets of Revelation (Nat. Geographic, Riddles of the Bible, 2008. 50 min)

The Seventh Seal (1957, Directed by Ingmar Bergman)

The Seventh Sign (1988)

Tales from the Bible (2006 series. Episode 8: This episode explores an end of times that may have been predicted long ago. Episode 1: Explore armageddon prophecies in this episode.)

Movies on the Writing of the New Testament

Banned from the Bible I (History Channel)

Banned from the Bible II: Secrets of the Apostles (History Channel)

The Beauty Of Books (BBC series. Episode: Ancient Bibles)

Biblical Authors: Who Actually Wrote the Bible? (Ancient Secrets of the Bible)

Tares Among the Wheat: Sequel to A Lamp in the Dark (Directed by Christian J. Pinto. About Codex Sinaiticus)

Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible (2006) (I saw from 37 minutes in to the end, the Christian part)

Who Wrote the Bible? (Part 2) (History Channel, Mysteries of the Bible Series - Part 2, the second half of the Full Documentary - is the Christian part)

Who Wrote the Bible (Dir. Polly Morland, XiveTV)

Who's the Author of the Bible? (Bible Tales series)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3471 on: December 09, 2018, 10:06:32 AM »
My husband and I just watched Hitchcock's 1943 "Shadow of a Doubt" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036342/) with Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright.

He hadn't seen it before, and came up with a theory I thought was kind of weird at first (trying to keep the spoilers to a minimum here): that the Joseph Cotten character was actually an imposter, and the never-seen man the cops are chasing up in Maine was the real Uncle Charley.

I thought it was kind of "out there" but then did a search and found others have had the same thoughts (http://streamline.filmstruck.com/2012/10/27/hitchcock-vs-dracula/) so maybe I owe him an apology!  ;D

Love that old movie. Joseph Cotton was a supreme actor in that movie: he had me completely fooled.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3472 on: December 09, 2018, 10:20:51 AM »
Bad Lieutenant

A movie that contains very graphic content, yet has some profound redemptive aspects. I dare say that it's actually a very Christian movie.

Selam

Lol

Have you seen it?

Selam

Yes.

Thoughts?

Selam

I agree there is the theme of redemption in the film, although I don't feel there was any repentance.  I think it's not a Christian movie.

I thought the Nun's forgiveness of her rapists was very powerful. I also think the Lieutenant's willingness to sacrifice his own life in order to give the rapists the opportunity to find redemption was arguably an act of repentance on his part. Yeah, it was a very rough movie, but I liked the Christian themes that were present in it.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3473 on: December 09, 2018, 11:18:43 AM »
Bad Lieutenant

A movie that contains very graphic content, yet has some profound redemptive aspects. I dare say that it's actually a very Christian movie.

Selam

Lol

Have you seen it?

Selam

Yes.

Thoughts?

Selam

I agree there is the theme of redemption in the film, although I don't feel there was any repentance.  I think it's not a Christian movie.

I thought the Nun's forgiveness of her rapists was very powerful. I also think the Lieutenant's willingness to sacrifice his own life in order to give the rapists the opportunity to find redemption was arguably an act of repentance on his part. Yeah, it was a very rough movie, but I liked the Christian themes that were present in it.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3474 on: December 17, 2018, 11:16:36 PM »
Just saw "Mortal Engines." Complicated, and lots of explosions, but good.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3475 on: December 21, 2018, 09:39:46 PM »
Went to see 'Mary Queen of Scots' tonight. I loved it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3476 on: December 26, 2018, 03:35:36 PM »
Saw "The Favourite" last night. It was so weird.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3477 on: December 31, 2018, 10:14:40 AM »
Bird Box- thoroughly mediocre monster/disaster flick, don't waste your time.

Bandersnatch- now this I enjoyed very much. A Black Mirror Choose-Your-Own-Adventure movie. Maybe too many dead ends but I plan on giving it another go. As can be expected for a BM production, though, it's quite grim and will not make you feel great about the world.
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« Reply #3478 on: January 02, 2019, 04:47:14 PM »
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« Reply #3479 on: January 02, 2019, 05:59:28 PM »
Just saw "Bumblebee" last night. Really good.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3480 on: January 04, 2019, 12:57:55 AM »
Southern Comfort

An old favorite from the early 80s. A ridiculous movie that is nevertheless highly watchable. The final scene of the movie redeems the entire film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMzysRahEXs

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« Reply #3481 on: January 07, 2019, 12:22:17 AM »
Just came back from seeing "Escape Room." I liked it.
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« Reply #3482 on: January 12, 2019, 02:50:41 PM »
Icarus (The documentary)

Fascinating. Strikes me as more a story of Grigori Rodchenkov rather than of general doping.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3483 on: January 12, 2019, 04:39:14 PM »
Just watched The Apostle with my daughter. One of my all time favorite movies. Never gets old.

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« Reply #3484 on: January 12, 2019, 06:04:02 PM »
Annihilation

More boring that I thought it'd be...

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« Reply #3485 on: January 12, 2019, 06:49:09 PM »
I also liked "A Dog's Way Home," which my Mom and I saw yesterday.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3486 on: January 12, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »
Just watched The Apostle with my daughter. One of my all time favorite movies. Never gets old.

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How can an Orthodox Christian possibly like a movie about a murderous preacher of a heretical low church Protestant conventicle called “The one way road to Heaven”?!

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3487 on: January 12, 2019, 10:25:39 PM »
Annihilation

More boring that I thought it'd be...

Indeed.

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« Reply #3488 on: January 12, 2019, 10:46:11 PM »
Just watched The Apostle with my daughter. One of my all time favorite movies. Never gets old.

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How can an Orthodox Christian possibly like a movie about a murderous preacher of a heretical low church Protestant conventicle called “The one way road to Heaven”?!

Because it's a story.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3489 on: January 14, 2019, 04:13:50 AM »
Just watched The Apostle with my daughter. One of my all time favorite movies. Never gets old.

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How can an Orthodox Christian possibly like a movie about a murderous preacher of a heretical low church Protestant conventicle called “The one way road to Heaven”?!

Because it's a story of sin and struggle and redemption and repentance. Last time I checked those are all Orthodox themes.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3490 on: January 15, 2019, 08:06:05 PM »
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs...
specifically the title vignette and "All Gold Canyon," my other half's favorite.  Not my thing, I don't think.  Didn't want to see the rest.   :o
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« Reply #3491 on: January 16, 2019, 12:44:59 AM »
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs...
specifically the title vignette and "All Gold Canyon," my other half's favorite.  Not my thing, I don't think.  Didn't want to see the rest.   :o

Very funny movie.
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« Reply #3492 on: January 16, 2019, 12:40:13 PM »
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« Reply #3493 on: February 07, 2019, 12:21:31 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3494 on: February 09, 2019, 06:38:28 PM »
I saw Eighth Grade. Its very well acted. The lead actor, Elsie Fisher is incredible. She should have been nominated for an Oscar for her scenes with the lead character's father.

I also viewed First Reformed. I am not sure what the writer's/director's intention was relative to the ending, but to me the message is one of Satanic influence in human lives.

I was surprised at how funny The Death of Stalin was. It's a great film that is worth watching.Seeing Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev is worth the viewing. Its a very theatrical and lively film.

The BlakkKlansman is very well done. I was surprised at the acting ability of Adam Driver. He did not come off as natural at all in the recent Star Wars films which are movies that I disliked for the most part. In this film, he managed to vanish enough to the point of his character being on screen and not him. He was similar to Robert Duvall in this respect.



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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3495 on: February 11, 2019, 05:09:14 PM »
Polish movie from 2006 'Kto nigdy nie żył" ('Who never lived') about a priest servinng among narcoman youth who one day is informed that he has got AIDS. The main charater is starred by very good actor, Michał Żebrowski (for the foreign audience maybe known by playing in the Witcher series).

It gives some food for thought.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3496 on: February 26, 2019, 11:42:09 AM »
Tangerines. Synopsis: Georgian and Chechen hate each other's guts, but bond over killing some Russians. Meanwhile some Estonians are growing oranges in the Caucasus for some reason. (Okay, I'm oversimplifying big time and it's actually a really good movie).
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3497 on: February 26, 2019, 12:08:56 PM »
Has anyone seen the movie "Before the Rain" (Пред Дождот) from 1994?  I saw it many years ago before I knew anything about Orthodoxy but I remember it was a great film and want to see it again.  I'm having trouble finding it to rent or buy anywhere online.

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The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Grégoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Šerbedžija) to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point. Made during the strife of the war-torn Balkan states in the nineties, this gripping triptych of love and violence is also a timeless evocation of the loss of pastoral innocence, and remains one of recent cinema's most powerful laments on the futility of war.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3498 on: February 26, 2019, 12:20:49 PM »
I saw Before the Rain years ago and thought it was great.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3499 on: February 26, 2019, 12:34:29 PM »
I saw Before the Rain years ago and thought it was great.

Your description of "Tangerines" somehow reminded me of Before the Rain and that I need to find it! 
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3500 on: February 26, 2019, 12:39:13 PM »
Yeah, definitely a similar inter-ethnic-hatred-in-the-mountains vibe. Tangerines is maybe a little less grim. (It's still pretty grim).
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« Reply #3501 on: February 26, 2019, 12:44:29 PM »
Has anyone seen the movie "Before the Rain" (Пред Дождот) from 1994?  I saw it many years ago before I knew anything about Orthodoxy but I remember it was a great film and want to see it again.  I'm having trouble finding it to rent or buy anywhere online.

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всё равно его не брошу, потому что он хороший!

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3502 on: February 26, 2019, 02:37:13 PM »
My son commandeered the Sky remote in the absence of his father and watched the 2010 Karate Kid reboot. The film is meh, but his running commentary was beyond hilarious.
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« Reply #3503 on: February 26, 2019, 09:12:39 PM »
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« Reply #3504 on: March 02, 2019, 10:07:29 PM »
My mother and I went to see the documentary "Apollo 11." We loved it.
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Classical Christian Films . . . Some films about the Messiah

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3506 on: March 07, 2019, 01:46:32 PM »
The young one did something about Avatar at school and came back all stoked to watch it. As usual, the running commentary is the best part. ;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3507 on: March 09, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
The Final Days

My favorite movie about Richard Nixon. Lane Smith gives a brilliant performance in his role as Nixon. The movie does a great job portraying Nixon in a balanced manner. It's a serious film, but this one scene is hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgIpVULKAEI&fbclid=IwAR2QUpwgw5NGkTNUwA0qucgYckMeSigscQCDEgKpWvnB2W3t7ZxTWreFDhg

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« Reply #3508 on: March 13, 2019, 07:20:19 PM »
Saw Snowpiercer last night. Still... trying to figure out if I liked it or not lol.
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« Reply #3509 on: March 13, 2019, 11:05:24 PM »
I showed my family Bladerunner for the first time - they all hated it.
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