"Kingdom of Heaven" – Reviews, Responses

My review of Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven is developing, but I’ll say this: I liked it better than Gladiator.

Here’s Steven D. Greydanus’s review: He gives it a C.

Here’s Peter T. Chattaway’s review: He gives it 3 out of 4 stars.

And here are some thoughts on healing the wounds of the Crusades from Warren Larson, director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Anonymous

    oh ….I know them!

  • Why

    Thank You and your welcome.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Sorry, but my lecture notes are in the form of a Powerpoint presentation made up of images. That’s my prompt for ad-libbing my way through a talk about film. I find that the more I follow a printed outline, the more mechanical and awkward my presentation. If I use images to give myself a flow of ideas, what I end up saying to the listeners is more spontaneous, genuine, and customized for that particular occasion.

    Perhaps I’ll try to summarize the talk here on the blog sometime, but that would take a great deal of time, a resource that is being taxed by other things right now.

  • CSPellot

    Will you post your lecture notes? I’d sure love to read them.

    Down in Sothern California,