Archives for December 2010

Let freedom ring.

A couple of months ago, I walked through a Seattle farmers' market where people were browsing the bounty of produce, arts, and crafts, and passed some young men who were holding up pictures of Obama that had been altered so he would look like Hitler.And yet they were not arrested. They were not jailed. They were not marked for death. They were free men in a free country, free to express their astonishing ignorance and hatred.Meanwhile... … [Read more...]

Christian to play a Christian?

Zhang Yimou has become quite an unpredictable, interesting director in recent years. He established himself with lush, dramatic, even operatic historical pieces, and more recently reinvented himself as a master of colorful, elaborately choreographed martial arts dramas like Hero and House of Flying Daggers. Along the way, there was the quiet, poetic epic The Road Home. And most recently, he baffled everybody by remaking the Coen Brothers' crime-story classic Blood Simple.What's next? He and … [Read more...]

The Decent Films review of Tron: Legacy

Steven Greydanus' review of Tron: Legacy is up! … [Read more...]

Fingertips: December 2010 #2 – Memorable 2010 Film Lists; Scott Cairns; Joel Hartse; Over the Rhine; Thomas Kinkade; Jaws: The Christian Version

Here are a few of the most intriguing links I visited over the past week: … [Read more...]

Did Jesus say, “God helps those who help themselves”?

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cJesus Is a Liberal Democratwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog March to Keep Fear Alive … [Read more...]

Setting the standard for TV interviews

John Stewart is showing the rest of the news media how to provide substantial, informative news. … [Read more...]

“Unless you love, your life will flash by…”

Here comes what may well be the most memorable movie event of 2011 for me... … [Read more...]

R.I.P. “relevant” … 2010 Vocabulary Casualties

What words died in 2010? … [Read more...]

Walden Media at War: Fighting to save Narnia from storytellers who don’t understand it.

My review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is up at Good Letters. … [Read more...]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

My review is published at Image's blog, Good Letters. … [Read more...]