Father-Figuring It Out: “Margaret,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” and More

Margaret - poster

What does Moonrise Kingdom have in common with The Master, Sinister, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Margaret? … [Read more...]

“Happy Thieves”

Today at Image, A.G. Harmon has posted some thoughts on one of 2011's must-see movies... … [Read more...]

The Death of Satire

Novelist A.G. Harmon on satire: ...the thing about satire is that it runs the fine line between comedy and exposé; comedic in the sense that it’s funny, exposé in the sense that it brings to light the hypocrisies or venalities or idiocies of its object. And the object has to be topical too. Satire can’t be dated. Have satirists all gone to film and TV? There are some candidates. The Office is a remarkable sketch of the work-a-day world, but there’s no real edge to it. However … [Read more...]

Browser: Gerard Manley Hopkins & Paul Mariani; A moratoriaum on Holocaust films?; Plus, U2, Katherine Heigl, Keanu and more 2008 Film Awards

Paul Mariani, one of my favorite poets, has now penned a new book on Gerard Manley Hopkins. Books and Culture has a review. More...  … [Read more...]

Image: Ricky Gervais, a Bad Word, the Pacific Ocean, and More.

A few highlights from the last week of Good Letters, the Image blog... … [Read more...]

The Browser, 5/8: O’Connor; Berryman; Joe Henry; Elvis Costello; Ron Burgundy; Image on Lumet’s latest

Do you have the equipment? Flannery O'Connor blogged twice this week. That's always worth a look. And what great quotes. … [Read more...]

IMAGE: “The Secret” is screwy, and other recent observations.

I continue to find frequent, thought-provoking, inspiring thoughts at the new Image blog. … [Read more...]

Specials: CT Readers Choose Best of ’07. The Passion of the Screenwriter. Is Juno Overrated?

Where does Evan Almighty rate higher than No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood? In the Readers' Choice Awards at Christianity Today Movies! (Earlier, the CT Movies Critics Choice awards.) - The Passion of the Screenwriter A screenwriter sued Mel Gibson and his production company on Monday, claiming he was misled by the actor-director into accepting a small payment for writing "The Passion of the Christ," and was refused extra money when the film became a blockbuster. More … [Read more...]


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