Our Favorite Films of 2012

 The Christ and Pop Culture writers got together and hashed out our list of the best films we saw this year. Here’s what we came up with. (Editor's Note: Unfortunately, we haven't had the chance to see several end-of-year films including Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Anna Karenina, This is Not a Film, Django Unchained, and Amour. You may also be interested in Nick Olson's recent year-end piece for Filmwell, "Protecting Innocents, Longing for Innocence," which is concerned with s … [Read more...]

The Moviegoer: "Moonrise Kingdom" and the Covenant Ties that Bind

Each week in The Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films. Rather than describe what is probably my favorite scene in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, I want to save you as much first-viewing bliss as possible and describe the scene immediately preceding it, which is perhaps just as powerful in its contrast with what immediately follows. A storm is brewing over the Bishop family summer house and the husband, Walt (Bill Murray), and his wife Laura (Frances … [Read more...]