WHAT I'M SEEING TODAY Tsotsi. Anybody else here seen it?IS KEIRA KNIGHTLEY'S SMILE DANGEROUS? Can you look away from that smile? It has a strange and dismaying power. I mean, look at her! There's something almost violent about that smile. She's she's brandishing a weapon with complete confidence that no one can withstand its power... Slap some green makeup on her, and you've got the sequel to 28 Days Later.[Graham Chapman voice] RUN AWAY!!![/Graham Chapman voice]I await Pirates of … [Read more...]
Specials: Beware Knightley! Moring interviews Emma Thompson. Evangelical NY Times Writer: Oxymoron? Shea on Spear.
Here are the best films of 2005, according to Decent Films, along with some commentary about significant developments of the year. … [Read more...]
Specials: Sundance review. Walter’s "New World" rave. "Lost" money. DaVinci debut. X3 pic. New mom Jessica Poundstone. And Seahawks.
Monday specials:SUNDANCE ME TO THE END OF MEDIOCRE FILMS GreenCine coverage of the Sundance Film Festival is almost too expansive to comprehend. So many movies, so many reviews. From a review of Thank You for Smoking that calls it "I Heart Huckabees For Dummies," to a review of the intriguingly titled A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, to a review of Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man ... they're all over it.NEW WORLD'S NEW RAVE Adam Walter joins me and the rest who were swept away by … [Read more...]
Spielberg defends his movie... "Munich" was blasted by some US Jewish commentators who accused Spielberg of equating the Israeli assassins with the Palestinian militants.Spielberg dismissed the charges as "nonsense"."These critics are acting as if we were all missing a moral compass. Of course it is a horrible, abominable crime when people are taken hostage and killed like in Munich," he said."But it does not excuse the act when you ask what the motives of the perpetrators were and … [Read more...]
You go, Gaffney.... The Jesus of THE BOOK OF DANIEL would never say, “Go and sin no more.” He would only say, “Go.” … [Read more...]
Scott Cunningham reveals the evidence pointing to Disney's purchase of Pixar.Shazbot. And I'd been saving for so long...Oh well, at least I can afford one more peppermint mocha at Starbucks before the season's over. Wait... the season's over??!I concur with Scott's comments: May God watch over Pixar, the finest American filmmaking studio. Long may their perfect record stand. … [Read more...]
Seattle Seahawk Sunday specials:SAM ROCKWELL IS (not)... BATMAN! If you really want to see what happens when Sam Rockwell puts on a Batman suit, click here, then click on the image from the film. Don't say I didn't warn you. (PG-13-level content)THE MUNICH WARS GreenCine Daily rounds up the latest bulletins. Screenwriter Tony Kushner starts it off saying, In the last month, the co-creators of Munich have been accused of being apologists for the Palestinians, apologists for Israel, … [Read more...]
In the new issue of Image, editor Greg Wolfe writes about the problem of Christian veneration of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. ...it has often been noted that the two Oxford dons at the center of the famous literary group known as the Inklings — C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — would be appalled by the virtual canonization that has been conferred on them by adoring fans.What concerns me, however, is not so much the tendency of many Christians to treat these two writers as saints, as dubious … [Read more...]
Today, for the first time in our... golly, ten-year friendship? ... I received an email from someone asking if Peter Chattaway was one of my pseudonyms.Wow.We do show up in a lot of the same places online and in print. But we frequently disagree on films, and sometimes clash mightily.This time, though, we're both recommending that you rush out and see The New World. My review was posted earlier today. In 2006, it's going to be a hard movie to beat on my Year's Best list.Now, … [Read more...]
F.X. Feeney answers the nagging questions about the theatrical version of The New World ... and teases us with news about the upcoming DVD... news that has made me stand up and rejoice.(Thanks to GreenCine Daily, of course, for the link...) … [Read more...]