MMP 53: Evangelical Nollywood with Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola

MMP 53: Evangelical Nollywood with Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola

The Nigerian film industry is the second most prolific film industry in the world, and their faith-based films, that they label as evangelical themed films, are not fringe like ours, they’re mainstream. Today, my guest is Nollywood scholar Dr. Elizabeth Olayiwola, in...
A Reel History of Faith in Cinema

A Reel History of Faith in Cinema

I love film history. Last year I interviewed Dr Terry Lindvall who wrote two in depth books on the history of Christian film. Today’s guest, professor, critic and podcaster, Tyler Smith, has also contributed to the study of Christian film history, not with a book, but...
A Primer on Hong Kong Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

A Primer on Hong Kong Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

It’s back to film history class today as we travel east to look at the third largest movie industry in the world. It’s a cinematic culture which produced one of my favorite film directors, Wong Kar-Wai, and that is the Hong Kong Cinema. Our guide into this cinematic...
The New Hollywood Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

The New Hollywood Cinema with Dr. Gary Bettinson

Dr. Gary Bettinson, a lecturer in film studies from Lancaster University in the UK is with me to talk about an era of film history that is often overlooked, especially by someone like me because — this the era of cinema I grew up in.  It’s called the New...