And so the next Mel Gibson debacle begins…

The Washington Post is already stoking the fires of controversy over Mel Gibson's next project, which hasn't even started filming yet. Gibson, whose film "The Passion of the Christ" was seen by some critics as anti-Semitic and whose father is on record as doubting the Holocaust, may not take an executive producer credit on "Flory." But his attachment to the project has attracted the attention of some Jewish groups.Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles said … [Read more...]

One mean review!

I don't think Polly liked Aslan. But what's this? After a long, dark night of the soul and women's weeping, the lion is suddenly alive again. Why? How?, my children used to ask. Well, it is hard to say why. It does not make any more sense in CS Lewis's tale than in the gospels. Ah, Aslan explains, it is the "deep magic", where pure sacrifice alone vanquishes death.Of all the elements of Christianity, the most repugnant is the notion of the Christ who took our sins upon himself and … [Read more...]

What a day! My Narnia review is up! New column begins! And a book deal!

Ladies and gentlemen... it's Narnia Day at Looking Closer!My review of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!My interview with Micheal Flaherty, president of Walden Media!The debut of my new monthly column, Response OnScreen!PLUS:Rev. Earl Palmer on the importance of Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!My friend, colleague, and fellow novelist Clint Kelly on C.S. Lewis and the letters he still receives from children! And don't miss "What if I love Aslan more than … [Read more...]


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