“Their Christianity seems worthy of celebration…”

An interesting passage in J.R. Jones's review of Todd Solondz's Palindromes: Solondz has invoked The Wizard of Oz when talking about the theme of Palindromes -- there's no place like home -- but Mama and Bo Sunshine's adopted family is more like the Island of Misfit Toys: most of the children suffer from some congenital affliction, from blindness to missing limbs to Down syndrome. Yet the family is so perfectly loving that for Aviva their home is a paradise. The Sunshines serve as a rebuke not … [Read more...]

Critic of the Month

For the month of May, the spotlight falls on STEVEN D. GREYDANUS.Steven is, I think, the closest thing to a Roger Ebert in Christian film criticism. His reviews have a strength and a confidence to them; he speaks with authority, experience, eloquence, and a penetrating intellect. From time to time, I disagree with his reviews, but rarely ... and even when I do disagree, I still learn from his perspective. … [Read more...]

"The Second Chance" – a film by Steve Taylor

Taylor is "framing" the Church. And that's a good thing.After Steve Taylor gave the first-ever public screening of his movie The Second Chance to a small audience at the Biola Media Conference last weekend, he took questions, praise, and criticism from the crowd. I was there, and I'm so glad I was.It was a rough cut, with a "Soundtrack by The iPod" (clever) that served as temp tracking, and it still needs some editing finesse, color correction, and some tough final decisions on certain … [Read more...]


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