The Repository in Canton, Ohio has a story up on Hollywood and the faith-based market, and a fair chunk of it quotes me. I had a lovely 43-minute chat with Charita M. Goshay, and it’s still vivid enough in my mind that I think I can remember how I said most of the bits that ended up in print. There are a few factual errors in the between-the-quotes bits, but the one thing I will single out is the reference to me as the “chief film critic for Christianity Today” — I’m actually just one of many on the CT Movies team, and I believe I was interviewed for this story because The Nativity Story is the story’s main news hook, and I happened to review it for them.
Never been to Ohio, but I’ve been quoted there!
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Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).