Archives for May 2012

I feel I've climbed a mountain.

Need a book that will keep you up past bedtime turning pages... even though it's as big as a nightstand?  … [Read more...]

More worthwhile reading on The Avengers and The Tree of Life

There are so many reviews and commentaries on The Avengers out there, it's kind of ridiculous.But that doesn't mean you won't find some sharp needles in the haystack.Here are a couple that I found particularly, um... sharp. … [Read more...]

Two lectures on one Saturday afternoon

I'm giving two lectures at this weekend's Northwest Christian Writers Renewal event.As a preface to these events, Kirk Kraft asked me some questions. … [Read more...]

Gratitude for Grace and Good Friends

I need to write this all down while the details are still vivid in my memory.And then I need to stop telling the story for a while. I've answered so many questions about it this weekend that I'm exhausted and I need to set my mind on other subjects. You'll understand...On Friday morning, just after 9 a.m., at the corner beside our house, Anne and I waited in the left-turn lane for the signal to change. It was sunny. Anne was driving. I had an enormous red mug full of Earl Grey tea. We … [Read more...]

Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye … and Me.

On Monday night, April 31, Anne and I sat in the middle of a crowd of comic book superhero fans and film critics. And we had a fantastic time, as the crowd cheered and laughed and celebrated throughout The Avengers' 142-minute running time.But then, what you feel while you're watching a movie can be very different from what you think about after the movie.I've written a review that includes all of the exclamation points that were exploding in my head while I watched the movie... and yet … [Read more...]

Take Shelter (2011) and Movies About the End of the World

In "At World's End: The Age of the Apocalypse Movie," an article published at Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine, I consider Take Shelter and other films that show an increasing obsession with the end of the world. … [Read more...]

The Avengers (2012)

My review of The Avengers is published at Filmwell. … [Read more...]