The Song of Sparrows (2008)

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This review, which also covers the film Departures, was originally published at Christianity Today Movies. For further exploration of this film, read "Departures: Journeys with Asian Filmmakers" in Image. - Layoffs, bankruptcy, skyrocketing unemployment. Tough times, busy days for job hunters, and everybody's got an opinion about what went wrong and how to fix it. Movies about employment tend to give us rags-to-riches success stories: Young people with a dream overcome impossible odds … [Read more...]

Departures (2008)

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This review, which also covers the film The Song of Sparrows, was originally published at Christianity Today Movies. For further exploration of this film, read Jeffrey's essay "Departures: Journeys with Asian Filmmakers," published in Image. - Layoffs, bankruptcy, skyrocketing unemployment. Tough times, busy days for job hunters, and everybody's got an opinion about what went wrong and how to fix it. Movies about employment tend to give us rags-to-riches success stories: Young people … [Read more...]

Browser: Lee Isaac Chung; “Departures” and “The Song of Sparrows”; David Carradine

A good Thursday to you all. 1. In the next week, I'll be posting a series of pieces about Munyurangabo and director Lee Isaac Chung. The first, an essay contributed by Chung himself, is now posted at Filmwell.org. 2. Also online today: CT Movies has published my commentary on two films: "Departures" and "The Song of Sparrows". And, speaking of "departures" ... 3. David Carradine has died. At IFC, David Hudson is compiling the tributes and developing reports. Chris Willman has … [Read more...]