The Contest Continues

Thanks to all of you who have emailed me, or contacted me on Facebook, with your entries in The Auralia Thread contest! … [Read more...]

Talking with Christy Tennant at the International Arts Movement

In preparation for my first real trip to New York, I had a conversation with Christy Tennant, host of IAM Conversations for the International Arts Movement.Christy started off by going right for the sore spot: What do I think of the Oscar nominations? So... … [Read more...]

Terrence Malick is Working on a Third Film for 2010?

Must. Remain. Calm. So I can type this properly. … [Read more...]


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Police, Adjective… Review, Adjectives

My review of Police, Adjective is posted at Image. Here's how it starts. … [Read more...]

Minimalist Movie Posters

Minimalist Movie Posters.Take your time. Think about them. They all make perfect sense. … [Read more...]

Hello, Pittsburgh, I’m On the Air

This week, on Pittsburgh's WORD-FM, John Hall and Kathy Emmons are talking with special guests about Christianity and culture. And I got to join the party. Want to hear our on-the-air chat? … [Read more...]

Thank You, Spokane!

I gave a Through a Screen Darkly presentation in Spokane yesterday, and I'm still grinning from the fun I had there.Many thanks to the College Women's Association of Spokane for giving me a warm welcome, and proving to be gracious hosts during my stay on Tuesday and Wednesday.Special thanks to Karen Murray and Harla Jean Biever for inviting me to speak about "dangerous moviegoing", and to everyone who enriched the conversation afterward. … [Read more...]

2009: Looking Closer’s Favorite Films

Originally, my list of 2009 favorite films was published as a three-part series at Image's Good Letters blog. You can read that here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.But as promised, I'll be revising the list as I catch up with 2009 releases that I missed during my long hours of writing Raven's Ladder.Here are a few thoughts on 2009's moviegoing year, and the latest version of my list. … [Read more...]

This Just In: “Climbing Raven’s Ladder

Book reviewer Lindsay Stallones has conspired to get her hands on a copy of Raven's Ladder.Here's her report.I must say, while I don't write in order to please book reviewers (I write because I enjoy it), a few words like this can be a tremendous encouragement to keep on writing, to keep on finding ways to improve. Fuel in the tank.My thanks to Lindsay for her thoughtful reading and her review.UPDATE: And now... another reader responds! See Raven's Ladder posing provocatively … [Read more...]