What I did over J-Term:

Over my winter break I took a J-term course. The J-term course was called Religion at the Movies and the course required us as a class to watch a movie everyday. Everyday we would watch a different movie that allowed us to dig into its religious and moral themes. We as a class went deep into the movies and disccused on how they are more than just movies. The class watched many movies including: "Spotlight", "It's a Wonderful Life", "Bella", "Harry Potter", "Iron Giant", "Shawshank Redemption", and many more. The course also required us to watch to movies on our own and than write a movie report for each. The report itself was not a normal movie report because we had to do more than just cover what the movie was about. We had had to cover the religious and moral themes that we ourselves saw in the movies and than provide not only our own argument but, another critic's aswell.

"Shawshank Redemption"

"Shawshank Redemption" was probably, in my opinion, the best movie we watched in class. As a class we went deep into the corruption theme that was all throughout the movie and on our own found examples from the movie that showed corruption from character's actions.

"It's a Wonderful Life"

"It's a Wonderful Life" was one of the first few movies we watched during our first week of class. With it's already religous themes, we as a class had to find more themes that were in the movie and had to have examples. One moral theme we all seemed to agree on was kindess and that it was one of the major themes throughout the film.