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Reel Journeys

Reel Journeys

By PB&Yay
A devout Christian and a stubborn secular humanist and pantheist use themes from popular movies to inspire their own spiritual journeys. Using film classics, both old and new, the two find a spring-board from which to compare, contrast and grow their own disparate faiths, while inspiring others to explore the same.
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The Matrix
Philip and Ben are back with a slightly different format asking each other questions around signs, coincidences, limits, and impulses.
August 24, 2020
The Shawshank Redemption
Discipline, Redemption and Hope are the three major themes that Ben and Philip pull from the 1994 prison drama, The Shawshank Redemption.
June 29, 2020
The Truman Show
After viewing the 1998 hit, The Truman Show, Philip and Ben organize their thoughts around the topics: "Outside the box",  "Call to action", and "Fear and deceit".
June 15, 2020
The Overnighters
Ben and Philip contemplate the themes Community, Migrants and Defending the Defenseless spurred by Jesse Moss' The Overnighters (2014)
June 1, 2020
Philip and Ben converse about Kindness, The Little Things, and Childhood after watching Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie (2001)
May 18, 2020
Fight Club
Ben and Philip discuss their spiritual views of the topics: Asleep, Leadership, and The Battle Within, as they relate to David Fincher's Fight Club (1999)
May 4, 2020
Philip and Ben ponder if God Speaks, God's Will, and the Sins of the World by discussing Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (2014)
April 20, 2020
COVID-19 SPECIAL: Contagion
In this special edition of Reel Journeys, Philip and Ben explore Steven Soderbergh's 2011 film Contagion, reflecting on finding Fear, Evil, and Hope in a Pandemic.
April 18, 2020
Philip and Ben analyze themes of Ethics, Mental Health, and the Influence of Others drawing from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho (1960)
April 6, 2020
Fried Green Tomatoes
Philip and Ben work through the topics Deliver us From Evil, Keeping the Faith, and Our Impact on Others through the lens of Jon Avnet’s Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
March 23, 2020
Philip and Ben draw out major themes from the 2010 Sci-fi Thriller 'Inception', comparing their filmic depictions to their own spiritual belief systems. In this jam-packed premiere episode, the topics discussed include: Dreams, Reality, Totems, Regret/Guilt/Doubt, Leap of Faith and Inception.
March 5, 2020