Ascension | Film Review | Spirituality & Practice

This 96-minute documentary provides a multi-dimensional overview of China’s special kind of capitalism, consumerism and economic growth since 1978. In three well-structured sections, the director Jessica Kingdon covers the levels of the capitalist structure: from factory workers to aspiring middle and class entrepreneurs, to the newly wealthy elites and those who serve them. She begins … Read more

Together | Film Review | Spirituality & Practice

Together is a bold, sobering and addicting drama that begins March 24, 2020, the first night of lockdown in London during the COVID-19 pandemic. It ends the following March, when England’s vaccination program appears to have stopped the spread of the virus and the city reopens. The main characters are referred to as He (James … Read more

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija) | Film Review

The playfully provocative title of Teona Strugar Mitevska’s God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, isn’t the only patriarchal ploy this surprising satire has up its sleeve, and the violence of patriarchy is nowhere near the only sacred status quo on its mind. Idols of all kinds are interviewed over the course of 100 breezy minutes, … Read more

The God Committee | Film Review

Ethics, or moral philosophy, deals with what is right and wrong. It influences individual decisions which then usually affect the larger community. It is not easy to legislate, even though governments have tried. It is not something that the religions have exclusive, although some have claimed it is. All professions have their own ethical statements, … Read more

The Faithful: The King, The Pope, The Princess | Film Review

In 1961, the historian Daniel Boorstin published a culturally enlightening book that turned out to be a glowing portrait of the postmodern world of our time. He coined the terms “pseudo-event” and “famous for being famous”. Most succinctly of all his observations was his definition of the image as a replica of reality: it takes … Read more

‘Summer of Soul’ Is History Lesson Wrapped In A Concert Film Full Of Jaw Dropping Performances

Where to stream: Summer of Soul (… or when the revolution couldn’t be televised) Powered by Reelgood Since its release earlier this summer, Summer of Soul has been named “one of the best films of the year” and “one of the best concert films of all time”. Directed by musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, it records … Read more

Ted Lasso | Film Review

Ted Lasso is streaming on Apple TV +. All 10 episodes of the first season are available. The second season started on July 23, 2021, and new episodes are released every Friday. Sport is a theater in which ordinary people have the opportunity to do extraordinary things together. Players learn what they are capable of … Read more