Beautiful Scenery And Touching Story
Lad: A Yorkshire Story
is a positively
charming coming of age movie that focuses on thirteen year old Tom.
The viewer sees Tom as he grows in character
from a typical teen into a caring and competent young man. Some of his growing
up is forced on him by circumstances and other is due to the caring, calm
nurturing by warden, Al.
The story explores how one family survives a
devastating loss. There are some truly touching moments that will have you
reaching for the tissues. In contrast there are some absolutely hilarious
moments too – I shall never forget the scene with the muck spreader, the bank
and the traffic warden!
The movie was shot within the Yorkshire Dales
National Park in the area around Settle. The scenery is truly breath-taking. The
Dales really are worthy of the title of God’s Own County.
God’s Not Dead II is a wonderful faith filled film. It stars Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina The Teenage Witch) and the legendary Pat Boone.
Having read the book by Travis Thrasher, I knew the story and was keen to see the film. It was a faithful adaptation and a worthy sequel. For the viewer it was great to catch up with characters from the first film.
At first the film does appear farfetched with its persecution but the film is based on many court cases involving Christians who stood up for what they believed. “I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God.”
Risen staring Joseph Fiennes as Clavius is a powerful film of the days following the crucifixion of Yeshua. As a Christian I found the portrayal an accurate representation of the major events after the death of Jesus. As a Hollywood film, there had been some but very little poetic license.
The film moves from the cross to Jerusalem to the shores of Galilee as Roman soldier Clavius searches for the body of Jesus.
There is the theme of awakening as the scales of unbelief fall as the truth of who Yeshua is, is revealed in the hearts of those who come to know Him.