Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

Fai Studios

Iranian awakening

Documentary | Sheep Among Wolves Vol. II describes a growing ‘resistance church in the Middle East.’
by Bob Brown
Posted 10/10/19, 11:58 am

The new documentary Sheep Among Wolves Vol. II describes mass conversions of Muslims to Christ inside Iran. The film relates this good news amid some production foibles and controversial missiology, yet rightly challenges viewers to self-examination and prayer for the persecuted church.

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20th Century Fox

Mind over mission

Movie | Quasi space adventure Ad Astra explores a son coming to terms with the father who abandoned him
by Bob Brown
Posted 9/24/19, 09:06 am

The hero in Ad Astra never goes “to the stars,” as the new film’s title is translated, but stays relatively close to home. Me, I was all suited up for another Brad Pitt sci-fi thriller like 12 Monkeys or World War Z. I was unprepared to explore inner space—a man’s feelings. Abort mission! Knowing the flight path prior to launch, however, perhaps you’ll enjoy the journey more than I did.

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CBS Broadcasting Inc.

Battles at the bench

Television | Romantic entanglements and a kooky trial weigh down All Rise
by Bob Brown
Posted 9/12/19, 03:53 pm

It seems there are nearly as many TV shows about lawyers as there are lawyers. Few represent the craft honestly. (I’m talking about the TV shows.) The pilot of the new CBS legal drama All Rise doesn’t make a strong case for watching additional episodes. Romantic entanglements and a kooky trial clutter a promising premise. What All Rise needs is order in the courtroom. Better yet: Law & Order in the courtroom.

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