- Producer and screenwriter Erin Dooley chooses movies that help her feel She suggests pondering after viewing what you personally might have reacted if confronted with the things the characters in the film has to face. What choices would you make?
- Moviegoer and musician Brandon Christison pointed to three recent films that caused him to ponder the moral implications of the characters and their choices.
- Tony Rossi, a popular radio host and producer for The Christophers, consults both faith-based and secular reviews for films to help make choices and prefers movies that organically integrate their message into the storyline without being overly “preachy.”
- how the human person was treated/respected in the film
- what the film spoke to her about deep human desires and yearnings
- how the film made her feel and what emotions it prompted
- Movie reviews from Catholic News Service, which include both MPAA ratings and a more faith-oriented CNS Classification system
- Sister Rose Pacatte’s reviews at Rotten Tomatoes
- Deacon Steven Greydanus’ reviews at Decent Films
- Virtue Works Media’s printable tool which helps families pray together and consider the virtue-oriented message of movies
Have you seen a movie this summer that impacted you spiritually? How do you choose which films to view?
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