Greydanus: “No Movies, Please. We’re Catholic.”

Steven Greydanus is on a roll. His latest entries at The National Catholic Register are worth your attention.

In “No Movies, Please. We’re Catholic,” he responds to readers who think that avoidance of secular entertainment and art is somehow better than engaging our culture.

What movie is so artistically or morally impeccable that it is beyond criticism? That’s not an argument against anyone watching movies, it’s a call to prudential judgment. What is not beyond criticism may be wholesome or not, valuable or not.

In another post, “What Cannot Be Seen,” he raised interesting questions inspired by the new trailer for the animated film Tales from Earthsea, a film based on the books of Ursula Le Guin.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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