Phil Boatwright reviews films from a Christian perspective and is the author of "Movies: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Bad." See more of his reviews at

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May 22, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)—“The Jesus Film,” released in 1979, has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “most translated film” in history, having been written in more than 1,200 languages.

Celebrating the film’s 35th anniversary, Cinedigm and Mission Home Video have added a new musical score and digitally remastered the production frame by frame for DVD and Blu-ray.
Feb 13, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- Heart-shaped boxes of candy, dinner out and snuggling with the love of your life make for a great Valentine's Day. As radical as this may sound, the holiday of love isn't just for sweethearts.

Shared family quality time and letting one another know how much they mean should also be celebrated each Feb. 14.

Hollywood on its best behavior has helped remind us of the preciousness of loved ones
Jun 24, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)—If you don’t remember the time, your grandparents will. I’m speaking of an era when movies were a no-no. Like wearing makeup and playing pool, the good Christian wasn’t supposed to go to motion pictures.
Apr 14, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)--"Letters to God," which opens this weekend, is a church film if ever there was one, but done as all church films should be done.

It was bathed in prayer -- there were people on the set daily whose one task was to lift up in prayer both the production and those who would see it -- and sufficiently financed in order to deliver first-class production values. Indeed, the film has a beautiful look, the cinematography giving us a kind of "To Kill a Mockingbird quality" (only in color).
Aug 27, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)—With the recent opening of director Judd Apatow’s “Funny People,” filmgoers are once again bombarded by raunchy situations and words that make the ears bleed. I amend that statement. Words that used to make the ears bleed.
Jul 30, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)—As the young girl, perhaps 13 or 14, passed, I noticed that she had bright eyes, a pretty face and a bald head. I was at a camp for children who suffered life-threatening diseases, and from the bald pate that displayed only the slightest of dull peach fuzz, I knew why she was there. I turned, watching her walk away with her mother. The back of her T-shirt read, “Got Hope?”
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