Flattered to Be Quoted, But…

This CanWest article about The Golden Compass rightly spotlights the crux of the conflict over author Phillip Pullman's anti-Christian prejudice and anti-C.S. Lewis propaganda. … [Read more...]

Screwtape on Screen?

Ralph Winter and Bristol Bay are bringing The Screwtape Letters to the big screen!The Screwtape Letters is such a powerful work, one of the highest pinnacles of C.S. Lewis's works. And in a world in which the whole idea of evil is constantly called into question, this text continues to serve as a treasure trove of insight.Wow. Who should play Screwtape? Who should play Wormwood?Who should direct it? … [Read more...]

“Amazing Grace”: Don’t Judge a Film By Its Preview

I can't publish my review of Amazing Grace yet. But I will say this. The preview led me to believe it would be cheesy, overly sentimental, and old-fashioned in the worst kind of way.I'm pleasantly surprised to tell you that you should plan to see it on opening night. There are plenty of highlights that make it worth your time and attention ... not the least of which is its unapologetic celebration of Christian faith, and strong (if unfortunately brief) performances by Albert Finney, Michael … [Read more...]

Go See “God Grew Tired of Us”

I've just seen the first film of the year that will be on my Favorites of 2007 list at the end of the year. God Grew Tired of Us tells a heartbreaking, awe-inspiring story, and it does so with energy, attentiveness, efficiency, and a surprising amount of humor. There is also a knockout punch at the end that will fill theaters with the smell of fresh tears. … [Read more...]

What’s Your Favorite Christian Radio Show? Favorite Christian Podcast?

What's your favorite Christian radio show?Favorite Christian podcast? … [Read more...]

“Bridge to Terabithia” and Author Katherine Paterson

Walden Media's upcoming adventure Bridge to Terabithia looks intriguing. I haven't read Paterson's work yet, but an interview she did for Books and Culture several years ago has stuck with me because of the passionate way she spoke about the role of the Christian artist... Access to the full article requires a subscription to the CT library (an investment that will reward you above and beyond your expectations, by the way). … [Read more...]

From Christianity Today‘s Review of "Through a Screen Darkly"

So... tonight I learned that Christianity Today reviewed Through a Screen Darkly three weeks ago, and I didn't know about it until today! How did I miss that? Kind of strange, considering I write for them. But, well... wow! Cool!Many thanks to Eric Miller for this generous, surprising review. Here are a couple of excerpts... … [Read more...]

A Conversation with Darren Aronofsky, Director of “The Fountain”

[This interview was originally published at Christianity Today on November 20, 2006.]In Darren Aronofsky's ambitious, unusual science fiction film The Fountain (opening Friday), a husband must come to terms with his wife's mortality. As Tom watches Izzy suffer the debilitating effects of a growing brain tumor, he leads a frantic scientific endeavor to find a cure. But she responds differently, chronicling her feelings in a historical novel about the queen of Spain.Both their daily … [Read more...]

A Piece of the Front Cover

Auralia's-Type

This is the work of an artist named Kristopher Orr. Wait until you see the illustration he's crafted that goes with it... … [Read more...]

Crosswalk’s Christian Hamaker on “Pan’s Labyrinth”

I went to see Pan's Labyrinth a second time last week, and was completely blown away. I nudged it up a notch on my Top 25 of 2006 (breaking the tie with Children of Men). And I'm considering bumping it up another step. It is magnificent.Anne (who I married partly because she has the most impressive fantasy-lit library I've ever seen, and she loves fairy tales more than almost any grownup I know) loved it too. And so did our good friend Wayne Proctor, with whom I've discussed the glories of … [Read more...]


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