Two Brothers (2004)

My review of Two Brothers was originally published at Christianity Today. - There are at least ten good reasons to go see Two Brothers, especially if you take children along for the ride. It's a delightful success thanks to … 1. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud. The director's "grownups-only" films have been hit-and-miss affairs (The Name of the Rose, The Lover, Enemy at the Gates, Seven Years in Tibet), but his "all-ages" films are delightful, unusual, and exemplary. In 1988, he gave us … [Read more...]

Chattaway and Parks Review Fahrenheit 9/11

My friend and colleague Peter T. Chattaway offers his view of Fahrenheit 9/11 at CT Movies today. At the same time, my good friend, and an exemplary film critic, J. Robert Parks has turned in a review. I've posted it on the Looking Closer film page. … [Read more...]

CT Interviews the Filmmaker Behind America’s Heart and Soul

You'll get more out of this film than you will out of Fahrenheit 9/11... because, for the most part, it's true. … [Read more...]

An Instant Classic is Born?

Boasting equal parts Beatles-esque invention, Sonic Youth recklessness, and Neil Young fuzz-guitar solos, along with an invigorated passion for long instrumental diversions and some of Jeff Tweedy's most provocative lyrics, A Ghost is Born surpasses my hopes for a grand follow-up to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I sat down and listened to it at rock-concert volume last night, and discovered that Wilco is far more confident, bolder, and possessed of a more cohesive vision on this album than on … [Read more...]