There are great, uplifting films to stream at home! I’m Jonathan Decker, family therapist and film critic, and I’m here to help you find the good stuff.
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The key to our work on a film in the Congo is finding catalysts—those who initiate or accelerate change--who are already working in teams which we can fuel. We do not work with individuals who aren’t in turn working with others. It’s far more likely for a community of workers to launch into flight than for an individual to do so unassisted.
Streaming Saint: “The Chosen”, “Lord of the Rings”, “Aeronauts”, and More Good Things to Watch This Week
There’s great, uplifting stuff to watch if you know where to look for it! I’m here to help you in the hunt.
Among my rules for beginning story writers is this: No consummately bad guys are permitted in your story. You may have a character who behaves deplorably. As a writer, you need to understand why. In fact, you need to love all of your characters, especially those who do bad things.
This lovely film is an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's popular novel "Little Women." As a movie critic, I loved watching this new version because it was so well done and immensely charming. As an author, I loved watching Jo March develop as a writer, and learning a little bit more about Louisa May Alcott.
Directed by Todd Haynes, this David and Goliath thriller will keep you fascinated and outraged at the same time. Considering the subject matter and that this is a true story, this movie could actually be called a horror movie.
While there are traces of the cheesy Hallmark movie vibes, the “Christmas Jars” story is so much more than a silly romantic comedy. The book and movie tell the story of hope, connection and belonging and may even inspire you to start your own Christmas jar tradition.