Reel Spirituality

Reel Spirituality Logo

Reel Spirituality 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
kutter and scorsese
Reel Spirituality Logo

Reel Spirituality 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.

Reel Spirituality Logo

Reel Spirituality 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
bad hair poster

Bad Hair

The real demon in Bad Hair the normative standard of white beauty. When you scream, whether you realize it or not, you’re screaming at the horrors of white supremacy.The real demon in Bad Hair is the normative standard of white beauty. When you scream, whether you realize it or not, you’re screaming at the horrors… Read more »

+ Read
Conversations With Filmmakers
Martin Scorsese with Kutter Callaway and Mako Fujimura

A Conversation with Martin Scorsese on Faith and Film

Martin Scorsese joined us for a conversation on his faith and on his film Silence.

+ Watch
Paul Schrader-9

In the Room with Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader, American filmmaker and screenwriter, and scholars from the Fuller community have an extended conversation on filmmaking, screenwriting tips, and the complex connections between spirituality and film

+ Watch
Scott Derrickson

In the Room with Scott Derrickson

Scott Derrickson, director and screenwriter of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Doctor Strange, has a conversation about storytelling, the horror genre, and the creative process.

+ Watch
Latest Review
bad hair poster

Bad Hair

The real demon in Bad Hair the normative standard of white beauty. When you scream, whether you realize it or not, you’re screaming at the horrors of white supremacy.The real demon in Bad Hair is the normative standard of white beauty. When you scream, whether you realize it or not, you’re screaming at the horrors… Read more »

+ Listen

Recent Reviews

Palm Springs Poster

Palm Springs

If you’ve got to be trapped in the same day for all eternity, you at least want to be able to lounge in an infinity pool, right?

+ Read
50 First Dates Poster

50 First Dates

50 First Dates manages to say something novel about this “meaningless, meaningless life” we life we live, as time-loop movies make so abundantly clear.

+ Read
Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is electric,If you can tap into it quickly, you can ride the current right up until it arcs off the screen and into your skull, at which point you can either let it continue through your body warming your every cell or you can switch off and just… Read more »

+ Read
Bombshell poster

Bombshell

Bombshell is a good look at the inner workings of abusive power in workplaces and the women who have been asked to present more than just their resumes in order to qualify for a job.

+ Read
Ford v Ferrari poster

Ford v Ferarri

Ford v Ferarri is a story of how a team of underdog idealists prevailed working within the stifling climate of an immense corporation. It’s a story about what it costs an idealist to work within an institution.

+ Read
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood poster

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Marielle Heller has previously made movies about thoroughly unlikeable people and dared audiences to sympathize with them. Here, she dares us to believe kindness of this sort is possible.

+ Read
Parasite Poster

Parasite

Parasite, Bong’s latest, is no exception. It is the most fun I’ve had at the movies all year. Bong excels at taking his narratives in unexpected directions and shifting tone rapidly along the way.

+ Read
God in the Movies (tile)

God in the Movies – Clips for Discussion

+ Read
irishman poster

The Irishman

A common trope of faith and film writing is that the cinema is a “sacred space.” In Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, the theater becomes a confessional.

+ Read
lighthouse poster

The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers is back with The Lighthouse, another unsettling time warp into the dark recesses of American folklore.

+ Read
strange-negotiations-poster

Strange Negotiations: Music As Transgression

In this way, the film manages to stay focused on the particularities of Bazan’s story, but it does so by setting this one man’s personal journey against the backdrop of a series of broader shifts.

+ Read
joker poster

Joker

To watch Joker is to stare the sickness in the face. The film is a disturbing experience. We are not used to spending time with these kinds of characters anywhere, even at the movies.

+ Read
Downton Abbey Poster

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 »

+ Read
Ad Astra Poster

Ad Astra

+ Read
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

+ Read
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home

+ Read
Toy Story 4 Poster

Toy Story 4

+ Read
Godzilla King of the Monsters poster

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

+ Read
Parasite bong Joon Ho

Parasite

+ Read
Young Ahmed Still

Young Ahmed

+ Read
Fuller Studio plus

FULLER studio is pleased to partner with Reel Spirituality for this series. The reviews, articles, and other content in this series is entirely the work of the Reel Spirituality Initiative for Faith and Film at Fuller Seminary.