On today’s very special interview-only episode of the show, host Tom Breen is joined by Filmspotting co-host and Chicago-based film critic Josh Larsen to talk about Movies Are Prayers, Larsen’s new book about how movies can function as expressions of joy, lament, anger, and praise in ways that are strikingly similar to what is heard and felt during prayerful worship.
As a practicing Christian and a seasoned film critic, Larsen brings a theological perspective to his understanding of movies that articulates the religious potential of cinema, not as an instrument for indoctrination, but as an artful expression of mankind’s deepest joys, pains, and uncertainties, directed towards God.
Movies Are Prayers Amazon book page: https://www.amazon.com/Movies-Are-Prayers-Deepest-Longings/dp/083084478
Larsen on Film website: http://www.larsenonfilm.com/
Filmspotting podcast: http://filmspotting.net/
Think Christian website: https://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/