Movies are Prayers: Josh Larsen
In this wide-ranging conversation, host David Dault speaks with noted film critic Josh Larsen about his work and his faith.
Along the way, they get nerdy about a number of wonderful films, old and new.
The centerpiece for their discussion is Larsen's recent book, Movies are Prayers. In the book, Larsen argues that movies do more than tell a good story. They are expressions of raw emotion, naked vulnerability, and unbridled rage. They often function in the same way as prayers, communicating our deepest longings and joys to a God who hears each and every one.
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Josh Larsen is co-host of the WBEZ/NPR podcast Filmspotting and editor of Think Christian, a digital magazine on faith and culture. Previously, he spent eleven years as a film and entertainment critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media.