Archives for April 26, 2010

On sentimentality.

I'm making some observations about sentimentality in a couple of upcoming reviews, and to enhance those articles I've been reading and re-reading some other essays on the subject.I revisited one of my favorites tonight, a piece by Gregory Wolfe, publisher of Image, on the popular paintings of Thomas Kinkade. And again I was impressed. Here are a couple of excerpts: … [Read more...]

Remake and Hum

The prolific French director Patrice Leconte made a wonderful movie called Man on the Train several years ago about a professor and a bank robber who trade lives for a day.A Canadian remake is now underway starring Donald Sutherland and...wait...really? … [Read more...]

The Arts and Faith Top 100 Films – the live event

You've seen THE LIST.You've read THE INTRODUCTION.Now join us for THE EVENT!Here are details from the IMAGE announcement: … [Read more...]

If Only…

“I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least — and it is commonly more than that — sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.”- Henry David Thoreau... to which I respond, "SHUT. UP." … [Read more...]