Should Christians Give Christian Movies Rave Reviews?

If you've been reading this blog recently, you know that Christian film critics sometimes get blasted for pointing out weaknesses in Christian films.I thought I'd ask the thoughtful, eloquent crowd of Christians over at what they think about this question: … [Read more...]

Specials: Sermon contest! 100 spiritually significant films! Gibson sues CleanFlicks (for Jesus’ sake)! Ebert loved Oprah!

Monday's specials: Will Your Pastor's Sermon win Narnia Sermon Contest? In other words, can your pastor be bribed into lacing your Sunday morning worship with Hollywood propaganda? What's that? Is that the sound of a whip lashing in the foyer? And who's that bearded guy with the whip?Come on. Let's keep Narnia propaganda where it belongs! Which leads me to my next story... Will you be using Narnia toilet tissue? Mmmmmm. Soft as Aslan's fur....The Top 100 Spiritually Significant … [Read more...]

The Arts and Faith Top 100

Film critics and cinephiles at the Arts and Faith Conversation have revised their list of 100 Spiritually Significant Films, and the picture has changed dramatically.Michael Leary offers a fantastic commentary on the list over at The Matthews House Project.How many of the Top 100 have you seen? What inclusions are you most pleased to see there? What's missing from the list?I didn't participate in the voting for this year's list, partly out of frustration over understanding the … [Read more...]

2005 Film Nominations for [AFC]2 … so far …

Time to resurrect this post, if only to point out how lame the year 2005 is when it comes to movies in U.S. theaters.(Notice how carefully I said that. Elsewhere in the world, there are, no doubt, amazing films being revealed, films that U.S. distributors don't understand and won't let you see.)The soon-to-be-renamed Arts and Faith Film Critics Circle haven't nominated much of anything for consideration at the end of the year, and it's already April.Can you think of any suggestions … [Read more...]

2005 Film Nominations for [AFC]2… so far…

UPDATE: The currently updated list is located now at THIS post. … [Read more...]

The 2005 Arts and Faith Film Critics Circle Awards – Nominations are in!

For those who don't know, the Arts and Faith Film Critics Circle is a fellowship of critics applying Christian perspectives to film through reviews and discussion, seeking to encourage revealing and intelligent dialogue about the human experience.Formely the Promontory Film Critics Circle, this four-year-old association changed its name, updated its membership requirements, and revised its mission statement this year. Now under the name The Arts and Faith Film Critics Circle ... due to our … [Read more...]

Ron Reed on the 100 Most Spiritually Significant Films

Film critic Ron Reed considers the Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films today at CT. … [Read more...]

The Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

Arts & Faith is pleased to announce the 2004 Top100 list of spiritually significant films. The Top100 list draws upon decades of cinema and includes U.S. and foreign movies. Popular, "blockbuster" films are balanced with art films. The list offers readers the best, most spiritually significant films ever made. ...  … [Read more...]