The 10 films nominated for Best Picture at the 2023 Academy Awards can be grouped by four theological questions:
- What spiritual price are we willing to pay for great art?
- Where should we look to find our sense of self?
- Why does humanity insist on paradise lost?
- When should forgiveness be given?
Watch the video essay below to see how these questions are addressed in All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Fabelmans, TÁR, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, and Women Talking.
This video was made for the Think Christian Movie Club - quarterly online gatherings of faithful film fanatics. On Feb, 25, 2023, at 2 pm Central, I'll lead a discussion of the Best Picture nominees and the Oscars in general. To join the TC Movie Club and receive an invite and meeting link - or if you're coming to this video late and want to be part of future Movie Club offerings - sign up here.