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Brehm Film brings together filmmakers and film-viewers, Christian leaders and laity, scholars and students for dialogue between our culture's primary stories and the Christian faith.

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Brehm Film

Brehm Film brings together filmmakers and film-viewers, Christian leaders and laity, scholars and students for dialogue between our culture's primary stories and the Christian faith.

Brehm Film

Brehm Film brings together filmmakers and film-viewers, Christian leaders and laity, scholars and students for dialogue between our culture's primary stories and the Christian faith.

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Latest Review
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Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick isn’t a movie. It’s music. It’s the kind of story sung by ancient Greek poets who beseech the Muses for inspiration.

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Conversations With Filmmakers
MInari Crew

Minari | A Conversation with Lee Isaac Chung and Harry Yoon

Director Lee Isaac Chung and Editor Harry Yoon speak with filmmaker Eugene Suen about the making of the award winning film Minari

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Steve James

City So Real | A Conversation with Steve James

Fuller Professor of Theology and Culture, Kutter Callaway spoke with Director Steve James about his five-part docuseries, City So Real

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Latest Review
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Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick isn’t a movie. It’s music. It’s the kind of story sung by ancient Greek poets who beseech the Muses for inspiration.

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Recent Reviews

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Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers

The original cartoon, Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers, was itself a reboot/reimagining of a couple of classic Disney characters. Why not do it again?

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is another variation on the multiverse concept echoing through our blockbusters of late.

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The Northman

We see what we have the eyes of faith to see. The Northman lets us see with viking eyes for a couple of hours. I see, and I shudder.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once asks a question that is easy for us to answer: What is the meaning of life?

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The Worst Person in the World

This is Oslo; This is Gotham

The Worst Person in the World and The Batman cry for new narratives, for new ways of reaching maturity that don’t depend on childrearing and violence.

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Kimi

Kimi is a taught, ninety-minute thriller. It is machine-like in its precision, and any humanity you feel is just you seeing your reflection as you stare into its chrome-plated surface.

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Flee

Everyone who lives in the relative peace and security of the West should watch Flee. It reveals the unimaginable hardships refugees face in seeking a place to live where their lives are not in danger.

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Wine and War

Wine and War offers a glimpse into a kind of counter-narrative to cycles of violence, one in which beauty is borne out of pain, and transcendence is born out of depravity.

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Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza is like a trip to a record store. It’s a great hangout movie, awash in music and shining with all the adolescent feelings pop music so perfectly captures.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home

In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker is given the gift of layered experience due to a rift in the space-time continuum. It’s fun for fans who have watched all the Spider-Man movies made since 2001. It is enlightening for Peter.

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Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley is merciless. It’s a lot like the “geek show” we see near the beginning of the film in which a man bites the head off a live chicken.

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West Side Story

The primary point of view in West Side Story is that of a wrecking ball, like the inverse of below-the-water shots that begin Jaws. Death is coming, this time from above.

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House of Gucci

Most acting is so good we don’t notice it. We accept the characters as real and forget they are being performed by actors making choices. House of Gucci doesn’t let us do that.

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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

The film is a celebration of Vonnegut on multiple levels: as a novelist, writer, and public intellectual, but also as a friend, a father, humorist, aficionado of life, and finally a loved one.

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tick, tick… BOOM!

There is something inherently, necessarily myopic about the creative process where an artist has to focus on their unique work to such a degree that it’s easy to lose sight of the web of loving relationships that surround and support them.

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Dune: Part One

Dune: Part One is an inherently ecological tale. It’s about the preeminence of the natural world in the workings of our governments, economies, and religions.

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The Last Duel

The Last Duel isn’t a subtle film. Ridley Scott’s latest is a medieval #MeToo movie with a dash of Rashomon.

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The French Dispatch

In the beginning was the word in The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson’s long release-delayed ode to the literary magazine ideal.

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The Rescue

The Rescue allows us to catch a glimpse of what true heroism looks like.

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No Time To Die

No Time to Die is an admirable farewell for Daniel Craig’s take on Bond. The movie is maybe a little long, but it’s long in the way that a dinner with friends stretches into the evening when you don’t really want it to end.

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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey bets mightily on your existing affiliation with the characters and world. This allows it to get down to business in that pragmatic way that is typical of the Crawleys and their household staff and to indulge in the refined panache they, and we, have come to expect from… Read more »

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Ad Astra

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Toy Story 4

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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Parasite

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Young Ahmed

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Little Joe

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A Hidden Life

Will the darkness of evil be overcome? Will the spirit of the Antichrist—a term mentioned multiple times by different characters—reign in this world? Is God the author of suffering? Or is there salvation in Christ and the possibility of eternal life and light? Can faithfulness to God make a difference… Read more »

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Atlantique

Atlantique

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The Unknown Saint

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The Dead Don’t Die

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Kutter Podcast

Kutter Callaway Interviews John Chester of Apricot Lane Farms

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The Biggest Little Farm: A Parable of the Kingdom

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Avengers: Endgame

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Over the Rainbow

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Up from Mountain

Up the Mountain

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Finding Frances

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Amazing Grace

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