Archives for October 1, 2008

Fireproof (2008): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

What is Film Forum? Well, with so many film reviews published, and so little time to read them all, I make a note of any review that I find particularly thoughtful, interesting, or persuasive.Be sure to check back, as I've only just begun to read reviews of these films, and I'll add more interesting excerpts as I come across them. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below. … [Read more...]

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today.•In 2007's Oscar-winning thriller No Country for Old Men, Javier Bardem stormed across Texas as one of the most fearsome villains in film history—a big, bad wolf who could huff, puff, and blow down any house in his path. Even though it's a relief to see Bardem escape that horrible haircut and slip into some stylish shirts in Woody Allen's new "erotic comedy," Vicky Cristina Barcelona, it's tough to shake the memory of that indel … [Read more...]

Auralia’s Adventure in The Netherlands?

I am thunderstruck to discover that the sequel to Auralia's Colors has made it so far already. Thanks to Bart Cusveller, who tells me, "I liked Cyndere's Midnight a great deal, I suppose even better than Auralia's Colors." … [Read more...]