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 film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).