Ingmar Bergman 1918-2007

The Guardian reports that Ingmar Bergman died this morning. He was 86.Much more at GreenCine Daily, which will be updated as the obituaries are posted.Which is your favorite of his films? … [Read more...]

Live from Santa Fe

A courtyard waterfall is splashing down into a koi pond here, playing the same music that plays in the closing moment of Malick's The New World. Water skippers are flitting about on the surface on their tiny skates, barely troubling the surface. Beneath the lily pads, koi of all colors and sizes drift and ponder, lazy as cattle.It's a glorious morning here at The Glen Workshop on the campus of St. John's College, sunny and cool. … [Read more...]

Angela Walker’s “Through a Screen Darkly” Interview

I enjoyed my interview with Angela Walker, the brains behind ChristianCinema.com. I met Angela at the Biola Media Conference 2007, and we quickly figured out that we had much to discuss. I appreciated her thoughtful questions, and we must have talked for an hour and a half. … [Read more...]

Matthew Vaughan Discovers “Through a Screen Darkly”

Yet another satisfied reader.You folks had better be careful. You might just convince me to write even more about the revelatory power of movies! … [Read more...]

Pictures Worth, um, 110,000 Words….

Auralia-and-Potter

Hey, I just take the pictures. Who am I to ignore the power of what this image tells me?But seriously...I hereby announce, with an overwhelming sense of gratitude, that Auralia's Colors has arrived.I have arrived at the destination of a journey that began when I was seven years old. I keep thinking back to all of the teachers along the way... third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and on... who told me that I would someday be a published storyteller. And I thank them for their … [Read more...]

Marion Returns

I can't tell you how happy this photo makes me.Marion Ravenwood is on the set of Indy IV. (Hollywood Elsewhere) … [Read more...]

Lindsay Lohan Turns Around. (Or… Does She?)

Thanks to Andy Whitman for bringing to my attention the only Lindsay Lohan news worth reporting. … [Read more...]

To Damn Harry Potter or Praise Him?

WARNING: SPOILERS ARE INCLUDED IN SOME OF THESE LINKS! Here's Christianity Today's Ted Olsen on the wide range of evangelical-Christian reactions to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Meanwhile, most of the Catholic blog-coverage has treated the arrival of The Deathly Hallows as a a reason to celebrate. Mark Shea has catalogued many posts on the subject, and in our occasional conversations over lunch he enthuses about the books with gusto. Here's Amy Wellborn's post, with an array of readers' … [Read more...]

In memory of Ulrich Mühe… and Andrei Tarkovsky

Farewell to Ulrich Mühe, a talented actor whose excellent lead performance in last year's Oscar-winning The Lives of Others made me aware of his talent for the first time. He was 54. BBC reports that he had been struggling with stomach cancer. (Thanks to Chattaway for the alert.) … [Read more...]

Damon on Bond vs. Bourne

Matt Damon on why J-Bourne is better than J-Bond: Bond is "an imperialist and he's a misogynist. He kills people and laughs and sips martinis and wisecracks about it," Damon, 36, told The Associated Press in an interview...."Bourne is this paranoid guy. He's on the run. He's not the government. The government is after him. He's a serial monogamist who's in love with his dead girlfriend and can't stop thinking about her," Damon said. "He's the opposite of James Bond." Amen. And that's … [Read more...]


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