Three Reflections on The Passion, Post-Hubbub

In the latest issue of SPU's Response, Todd Rendleman, film instructor, and Rob Wall, professor of the Christian Scriptures, join me in offering reflections on The Passion of the Christ now that the hubbub has died down. … [Read more...]

Another Scholar Calls DaVinci Code’s Bluff

Who's next in line? … [Read more...]

A Movie That Needs to Be Made

It's been made before, but rarely seen. This true story has a plot that should captivate the imagination of some filmmakers out there... … [Read more...]

A Verse for Writers and Other Artists

As I plunge headlong through a jam-packed, stress-heavy workday, I am reminded of a Scripture verse I found quoted recently in a devotional...  … [Read more...]

Troy – A Movie Review for the Sports Page

Here, at long last, is my review of Troy, written in a caffeine-induced haze last night. I was wishing I was at home watching more episodes of the great Aaron Sorkin-scripted TV show Sports Night, and that preference may have influenced what I said in my review... … [Read more...]

Anne Quote of the Day

One of the reasons I married Anne is that, while I'm trying to look closer at movies and music and other arts, she's looking closer at what God has made.Yesterday, out of the clear blue, after a silent minute in the car, she suddenly said, … [Read more...]

Troy (2004)


Troy, starring Brad Pitt, is a movie about a historic tournament clash of two GBA (Greek Basketball Association) Basketball teams.There are many all-star players on the court for this exhausting, energetic tournament, but Achilles (Brad Pitt), a point guard with a deadly jump-shot is the superstar. He’s also a free agent. The Spartans have had him in the starting lineup for many spectacular match-ups, but they’re not guaranteed that they’ll hang on to him for this championship match. Achil … [Read more...]