I Agree with Brian McLaren.

(Thanks to Elizabeth Rambo for the link!)I agree with Brian McLaren. … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Title Scare You

Born into Brothels, filmed in the red light district of Calcutta, sounds like a nightmare. And, in some ways, it is. But it's also joyful, funny, delightful, full of surprises, and packed with characters you'll want to throw your arms around.It's also real. … [Read more...]

What Makes a Great Film? Here’s an Answer … from a Poet.

In a book called Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, by the poet Jane Hirshfield, the author takes us through a series of exemplary poems, showing us how they deliver limited information, fleeting images, and create a complex and exquisite experience for the reader.On page 22, Hirshfield looks back at the poems for a moment, finding commonality between them. When she does, she explains why it is that they work so well. … [Read more...]

I’m in the L.A. Daily News today.

It's always strange to have one or two lines quoted when the interview lasted an hour. But there it is. ... … [Read more...]

U2 Update: Larry Mullen Apologizes

(Thanks, Diane, for the link!)Larry Mullen, Jr., in a very classy move, has posted an explanation, and apology, and notes about plans to try and make amends with U2 fans who felt rather betrayed by the ticket fiasco this week. … [Read more...]

How to Dismantle a U2 Fan’s Enthusiasm

Yes, I got U2 tickets.And yes, I'm going to whine like a kid whose told that the cookies are off limits. … [Read more...]

Christianity Today Movies’ Critics Pick the Best of 2004

Man, the CT Movies mailbag is about to fill up. … [Read more...]

It Makes The Exorcist Look Like an After-School Special

I've seen the new comic-book action film Constantine, which opens on February 18.When it opens, I'll have a full review in Christianity Today Magazine and at the CT Movies site. … [Read more...]

Clint Eastwood Denies Advocating You-Know-What

I'm not going to spoil the ending to "Million Dollar Baby."But for those of you who know how it ends, and think that the film is advocating such behavior, listen to Clint Eastwood's sharp retort: … [Read more...]

How to Watch The Passion

Some of the best words about The Passion of the Christ that I've ever read. … [Read more...]