Last week, we talked about Martin Scorsese’s recent film Silence. Matching the intensity of last week will be Edward Zwick’s Blood Diamond. Released in 2006, this film looks at Sierra Leone’s civil war and its ties to the diamond market run through wealthy European buyers. Depicting various divisions like class, race, and age, this movie… Read more Is There Blood on Your Hands?
This week, we’re taking the Passion Train (choo choo) down a more serious set of tracks. If you know anything about movies, you know that Martin Scorsese is basically regarded as immortal in the film community. Therefore, his self-proclaimed masterpiece must be equivalent to a cinematic Gospel. Scorsese’s masterpiece Silence is perhaps one of the… Read more Silence in Faith
New year, same passion. Throughout this semester, my focus will continue to be movies and the profound effects that they can have on the human being. Luckily for you, I’ve got plenty more material to cover. We’ll start this week with one of the all-time greats as far as sports films go: Miracle. Miracle is… Read more Miraculous or Not?
And just like that, the passion blogs for this semester are winding down to a close. From the moment I decided to look at films in my blogs, I knew that my culminating entry would be my favorite to write about. If you haven’t seen this movie, you need to as soon as possible…trust me.… Read more The Goodwill of Friendship
The past three weeks, I’ve honed the themes of intellect, critical thought, and pride. This week, I’d like to stray away from virtues that lean toward the introspective side of the scale and focus on a film that is absolutely gut-wrenching in more ways than one: Braveheart. I’d wager that upon hearing that title, most… Read more “I am William Wallace”: A Soul’s Right to Breathe