I spent all day yesterday working on three or four different assignments. And I spent all day today in a movie theatre. (Yes, a single movie theatre; by some fluke, all of the day’s preview screenings were scheduled for the same venue.) Tomorrow I will go back to working on two or three other assignments that are due before Christmas. But I figured I should explain why things have been so dead here lately — and I also wanted to note the fact that today marked the end of preview screenings for 2008. By the time next year’s preview screenings begin, my wife will be working full-time again and I will be looking after the kids full-time again, though I will still be writing and blogging as time permits. So, once again, a phase of my life has come to an end and big changes lie ahead. And how fitting that one of today’s films should concern, in part, a writer who gives up his or her job to stay home and look after his or her children. I could definitely relate to that.
Busy busy busy.
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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).