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Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is an author at Religion News Service.

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‘Son of Saul’ unflinchingly portrays Holocaust horrors

December 28, 2015

The film is told from the perspective of of a Jewish prisoner working in the gas chambers at Auschwitz, who saves a child’s body from the cremation ovens and attempts to find a rabbi to give him a proper burial.

With ‘Woodlawn,’ Christian films enter new playing field

October 16, 2015

“It wasn’t politicians that led the Civil Rights Movement, it was pastors,” said faith-based filmmaker Jon Erwin, whose new faith-and-football movie opens Friday (Oct. 16.)

‘War Room’ trounces ‘Compton’ for No. 1 at box office

September 7, 2015

Made on a budget of just $3.5 million, the PG-rated Christian film has earned $27.9 million in just two weekends of release.

Jesus is all over the small screen, and that’s no accident

March 30, 2015

“We didn’t make Sunday-school programming,” says Hollywood producer Mark Burnett. “We made stuff that was accurate to the Bible, but realistic, and didn’t feel like it had been made on a shoestring budget.”

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