Elliott Spitzer Makes a Porno, Part II; Also: Christian Approach to Movies

Laura Bramon Good delivers Part 2 of her series "Elliot Spitzer Makes a Porno" ... at Image's blog, Good Letters. (If you missed Part 1, it's here.)- Greg Wright on "Anatomy of a Christian Approach to Movies" (Hey, thanks, Greg! I'm honored!) … [Read more...]

Must-read: Laura Miller on Twilight

Well, I've run out of time to deliver the review of Twilight I'd hoped to write this weekend. Too busy working on the third book of The Auralia Thread, and we had our Thanksgiving dinner a week early, thanks to a visit from my parents.But that's okay, because I've got something much better for you than my disgruntled perspective on the film. The best thing I've read on the appeal of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight is Laura Miller's article in Salon. It is a brilliant interpretation and diagnosis. … [Read more...]

Why “Twilight” the movie is better than the book

Perhaps the best thing about the release of the movie Twilight is that the Internet is already abundant with Twilight-related comedy.One of the most amusing exhibits so far: A slideshow of 28 Reasons That Twilight the Movie is Better Than the Book.Perhaps the best thing about the release of the movie Twilight is that the Internet is already abundant with Twilight-related comedy.One of the most amusing exhibits so far: A slideshow of 28 Reasons That Twilight the Movie is Better Than … [Read more...]

Limited-time Christmas gift offer

Planning to give copies of Cyndere's Midnight and Auralia's Colors for Christmas gifts? Here's a bonus. … [Read more...]

Know anybody in Bellingham, Washington?

Tonight at 7 p.m., I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington.Know anybody in Bellingham? Tell them to come to the reading! I'll be signing copies for Christmas gifts and passing out free posters to anybody who wants one. … [Read more...]

“Twilight” review coming this weekend…

UPDATE: An alternate script for Twilight.Yes, I've seen Twilight. … [Read more...]

I’m Not There (2007)

This review of I'm Not There was originally published at Christianity Today Movies.-If you want to inspire a challenging discussion about art and culture, try this: Watch Martin Scorsese's excellent 2006 documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, and discuss it. Then, reconvene a week later for a viewing of Todd Haynes' surreal new movie I'm Not There. Their differing, complimentary portraits of Bob Dylan will give you so much material to ponder and discuss, you won't know where to … [Read more...]

The Insider (1999)

'Tis the season to toss aside what other people think of you, do what you feel, and devil-may-care who gets hurt in the process.At least, that's what the movies will tell you.The leading men onscreen this season (Lester Birnam of American Beauty, Tyler Durden and "Jack" of Fight Club, Craig and Lottie of Being John Malkovich) are not generous people. They are not humble. They're not the kind of people to give up their own dreams for the good of others. They're distinctly American — "I hav … [Read more...]

Junebug (2005)

When filmmakers journey to the American South, they enter dangerous territory. Far too often, they aren't prepared to encounter such a rich, unusual culture, and they end up painting cruel caricatures.So it is a bit unnerving when director Phil Morrison takes us on a road trip from Chicago art studios to North Carolina baby showers in Junebug. Is this going to be just another movie exploiting Southern eccentricity for our entertainment?Not at all. Junebug is, at times, hilarious, but it … [Read more...]

King Kong (2006)

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A full hour of forgettable, underwhelming set-up introduces us to the key human characters of Peter Jackson's King Kong.That long, humdrum approach to the Main Event - the revelation of the ape - confirms what some have long suspected: that Peter Jackson, who served up those sensational adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, isn't much of a storyteller on his own. As his earlier track record proves, he's a bespectacled spectacle man. When you give him a script that is … [Read more...]


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