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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.

kutter and scorsese
Latest Review
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The Alpinist

Leclerc invokes the theological language of awe, the feeling of absolute dependence, as he seeks the visceral awareness of “being so small in a world that’s so big.”

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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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Hosea | A Conversation with Avril Speaks, Ryan Dobson, and Suzanne Watson

Elijah Davidson sat down with Fuller grad and filmmaker Avril Speaks, Ryan Dobson, and Suzanne Watson  for a conversation about their film, Hosea

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Latest Review
The Alpinist poster

The Alpinist

Leclerc invokes the theological language of awe, the feeling of absolute dependence, as he seeks the visceral awareness of “being so small in a world that’s so big.”

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Recent Reviews

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a very good Marvel movie, which is akin to saying that there is a great new item on the menu at Applebee’s.

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The Lost Leonardo

Through the twists and turns of the story, you’ll doubt that a work of such importance could possibly have remained hidden all these years, but by the second half of the movie, you’ll find yourself thinking more about the relationship of art to money and power, as the question of… Read more »

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CODA

CODA puts a hearing viewer in the shoes of someone who is deaf. The sound cuts out at multiple points throughout the film and you’re invited to sit with the silence that many experience during events, social gatherings, or in the workplace.

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Free Guy

Free Guy is Tron with an aw-shucks A.I.

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Val

Val Kilmer uses the time he has left to pour himself into making art of various kinds in his modest Los Angeles studio, a place that he calls his “sacred space,” while he attempts to grapple with the inevitability of death.

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The Green Knight

The Green Knight is the old tale told rather straight with a gothic sensibility, meaning there are no contemporary action theatrics to see here, just weird fantasy stuff.

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Roadrunner

Roadrunner resists the urge to neatly package Bourdain’s life and death. It is a bold move.

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2012

2012 is ridiculous in an awesome kind of way, but what else can you expect from a disaster movie literally about the end of the world?

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American Beauty

Extreme demands extreme art. American Beauty is extreme. Extremely funny, extremely touching, extremely disturbing…

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Side Effects – Visual Parables

We’ve all heard those pharmaceutical commercials in which the warning about the medication’s side effects takes up more time than the rosy claim that this pill is the salvation from the ailment making your life miserable…

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Lars and the Real Girl

Lars and the Real Girl is like the medieval miracle and morality plays. These portrayals of biblical stories and ethical tales were staples of village life in pre-literate Europe and the Middle East. These plays spread the teachings of the Bible and Gospels far and wide…

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An Inconvenient Truth

Nothing has been more surprising – and encouraging – than the warm, continuing support movie goers have given An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s sobering presentation on global warming. Little more than a gussied-up version of the slide show Gore has presented worldwide to more than a thousand audiences since the late eighties, the film has nevertheless proven compelling…

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Becket

When I saw this film as a freshman in college, I did not much identify with Thomas becoming a martyr, but I did hear God calling me to the Christian ministry…

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Amistad

Like Schindler’s List, Amistad does not simply portray the dehumanization caused by racial bigotry, though it does do that movingly and convincingly. Instead, it also reveals human goodness even within evil systems, hope within horror…

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American Beauty

Extreme demands extreme art. American Beauty is extreme. Extremely funny, extremely touching, extremely disturbing. It is the best American film yet this year. American Beauty offers a bracing tonic, a chilling antidote to the madness concluding our millennium…

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