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, persuasive, or worth wrestling.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...]

Browser: Wings of Desire! Pierce Pettis. Tarsem. Pixar. Muppets. Star Wars? “Christian fiction.” Sundance winner! Decent Films best of ’08. Gaiman=Newbery winner.

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines may be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

John Updike 1932-2009

Breaking news: John Updike, 76 died today.When I posted this link at artsandfaith.com, Paste magazine's Andy Whitman responded:John Updike will always be one of my favorite writers. He wrote a dozen or more best-sellers, and could certainly be accused of pandering to the more lascivious tastes of contemporary readers. But in my mind he was the best writer on sex as commodity in American fiction, and he always brought an icy, contemplative chill to his sex scenes. If you got aroused during … [Read more...]

Auralia on Maple Mountain

Auralia's Colors is getting some attention at the Maple Mountain Story Club, and I'm grateful for S.D. Smith's enthusiasm! … [Read more...]


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