The Movie Mystic – Illusion

From time to time, I like to highlight certain unheralded films that are available on tape or DVD, particularly when I am made aware of certain prevalent energies around me.   Recently, I have been struck by how many people have related to me that they feel that...

The Movie Mystic – Illusion

ILLUSION is one of the most entertaining, moving, fascinating, and life-affirming spiritual films in many years. I hope and trust that the film will become an instant classic that will be loved for as long as films have a life somewhere in people’s hearts. In...

Movie Mystic – Favorite Films of 2005

My criteria for inclusion in this special yearly double column is that the films must fit into the definition of Spiritual Cinema that we use for choosing films to distribute through the Spiritual Cinema Circle: films that ask who we are and why we are here—and...

The Movie Mystic – It Begins!

(Stephen is currently directing and producing the film version of Conversations with God. www.cwgthemovie.com . His column is being written by Lisa Schneiderman, publicist for the film, as a diary of the progress of the film. Stephen’s regular column will resume...

Movie Mystic – Overture

Opening in theaters everywhere in November and December, The Overture is a thrilling and totally engrossing film about both an artist’s passion for his music and also his unrelenting commitment to protect the human need to express that passion. Think of a Thai...

The Movie Mystic – Being There

From time to time, I like to recommend a classic film to the readers of this column and, as I have been seeing promotions for the new fall television season, a great movie from the 1970’s came to mind. Being There Based on a novel by Jerzy Kosinski, Being There...

Movie Mystic – March of the Penguins

Some of the strangest things happened the other day when I went to see a new film called March Of The Penguins. Was I dreaming, was it real, or had Rod Serling been resurrected just for me that day to take me back into The Twilight Zone?   First of all, I noted...

The Movie Mystic – The Upside of Anger

The Upside Of Anger jumps off the screen into our hearts as a powerful whirlwind of emotions with fascinating, provocative questions about family and the elusive emotion of anger with which most of us seem to flirt on a daily basis. (If you commute to work in a big...

The Movie Mystic – After Life

Many years ago, a noted observer referred to television programming as a “vast wasteland”, a description that most of us would, I believe, also apply to the January through May distribution pattern of theatrical movies.   Every year, the pickings get...

The Movie Mystic – Imaginary Heroes

Before we discuss IMAGINARY HEROES, I want to briefly, humbly, and profusely express my gratitude to some people who have become real heroes to me: the 140,000 of you who came out the weekend of January 29-30 to support INDIGO. The film played in all 50 states and 41...