Elijah Davidson

Elijah Davidson

Co-Director of Fuller Seminary's academic institute for theology and film, Reel Spirituality

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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    The last movie I watched where racial tensions percolated on the hottest day of the year in a NYC borough ended very differently.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Pitch Perfect

    "It's such a cheat that they made her able to sing bass because of her nodes. Groups with men in them always sound better than all-female groups, because group's with men have bass." - my wife doesn't like this twist in Pitch Perfect, but I think it speaks to how knowledgable the writers are about a cappella. The Bellas were never going to win without a bass.

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  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid

    ★★★★

    Imagine Sam Raimi and James Cameron got together to make a Mega Man movie for a buck twenty-five.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    They don't make 'em like this anymore, because, you know, computers. The special features on the 20th anniversary edition includes a featurette on the special effects process for the movie. It's amazing stuff.

    As I watched this, I kept thinking about Jurassic Park as directed by Verhoeven. Spielberg's JP has hints of social commentary - the slow pans by all the merchandise, the (bad) conversation between Dern and Attenborough over ice cream, the way the movie revels in the eating…