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Movie Review ~ A Fragile World

Movie Banner Fragile World, an inspirational feature film from the makers of Leaving Limbo, centers on  Rosalie, a lonely interior decorator with a history of delusions who falls for a dashing stranger who may or may not be real.  Awarded Best Feature Film at HolyWood of New York and the Glendale International Film Festival (where it also took Best Director and Best Actress), the story ponders the depths of human loss, the fragile framework of the human mind, and the road to emotional and spiritual healing. “Like the Bruce Willis film, The Sixth Sense, and Nicole Kidman’s The Others, only with a religious note, Fragile World is something you’ll find you have to talk about once the end credits are played.” ~ Dr. Fred Eichelman Category Christian/Inspirational Genre Drama Rating 4 Stars Review Fragile World by Sandy Boikian (of Bruised Reed Productions), a story about people suffering from Dementia, was an interesting surprise. When I started watching the movie, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but fantastically, I smiled at the end. The movie had quite an impressive opening that kept me hooked, …

Movie Review ~ Children of War

Movie banner Category Short Film/Inspirational Genre Drama/Romance Rating 3.5 Stars Review This movie is beautifully far more complex than the simple story it presents! It shows the richness and pride in culture, heritage and family, while telling a tale of love, forgiveness, failure, redemption and healing. War, West Virginia, is a place that appears to have been forgotten, but not by its folks who are proud of its history and contribution to America. It is quite refreshing that it was set there, rather than in a big city, showing the goodness of a town left behind in ruins after so much positive input from it, into the lives of its people and America as a whole. The Children of War aims to tell not just a love and family story, but one of pride that comes from culture and heritage. My only regret is that it’s a short film without the length to further develop this unique story and explore its charming setting—rocky mountains, quiet ponds, and a whole lot more! As for the dialog/scenes, there …

Movie Review ~ Providence

Genre Drama/Romance Category Christian/Inspirational Premiere Date November 8, 2015 Rating 4 Stars Review This is a movie that I’d been looking forward to watching since Sharon Wilharm, the writer/director, first mentioned the initial idea of the story. And I’m glad Faith Flix went through with full production! Though a silent movie, it speaks volumes! This is a story of two people that found each other when they were very young, but also lost each other due to a misunderstanding. But through divine providence, they found each other again after many years had passed—a love story! And, quite touching, too. Juli Tapken and Rich Swingle, the lead actors, were beautiful to watch. I truly appreciate their art. To be able to portray the heart of a story and the true meaning of a movie, without words, require much skill, and these two have that! Irene Santiago is another talented actress that graced this movie. Her acting made it so easy to understand her character. (To learn more about Juli Tapken, Irene Santiago, and Rich Swingle, and their experience …

Movie Review ~ The Good Book

About the Movie The Good Book is the first evangelical silent feature to be released since sound was added to movies. It tells the story of a small New Testament that is passed along from individual to individual. These include young and old, rich and poor, blessed and forsaken. For seven of the strangers, it provides hope and meaning when they need it most. It is currently making rounds through the film festival circuit where it has received numerous awards including “Most Inspirational Film” at Hollywood Christian Film Festival and “Best Female Director” at GloryReelz Christian Film Festival, and was nominated for the prestigious “Best Mission” Stellae Award at the Pan Pacific Film Festival In L.A. Genre Christian/General Drama My Rating ***** (5 Stars) Release Date *2015 My Review This is a wonderful story with a powerful message that shows how God can use the Bible to change lives. It begins with a tragedy that sends a little boy running from home, who is then forced to live off the streets as he becomes homeless. …