The Quotable Renshaw

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One of this film critics' favorite quotable quotes comes from Roger Ebert: "A movie is not about what it is about. It is about how it is about it." Those two sentences have come in so handy when I've taught film seminars, but they've also come in handy when I've taught creative writing courses or talked about how to read poetry.I think, though, that I'll be carrying around another knockout definition of film criticism in my back pocket to help clarify matters. … [Read more...]

My Favorite Music Reviewer Speaks

Andy Whitman, my favorite writer at Paste Magazine, delivered a lecture at the Trinity Arts Conference last week.I missed it. My work schedule prevented me from attending, and it hurt to miss out. Nobody writes about music with more passion than Andy. And few can draw from such a wealth of experience in listening closely. I've discovered a great deal of excellent music from following Andy's journeys. And it is a privilege to call him a friend.God bless him, he just gave me permission to … [Read more...]

On Criticism

My good friend, Mike Demokowicz, a photographer and educator who has taught me a great deal, sent along this quote in an email today.It made me think of Anton Ego's speech in Ratatouille... only it's richer and more complete. … [Read more...]

Some Christian Film Critics are Spoiling "Superman Returns."

A responsible and principled film critic will follow a few simple rules: … [Read more...]


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