Browser: Scott Cairns. “Fireproof.” “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

A new Scott Cairns poem is posted at the Denver Literary Examiner, one of several included in the new issue of Poetry. Cairns also has new poems in the new 20th anniversary issue of Image. - Did the recent movie Fireproof inspire you or change your life? Have you been waiting for me to publish a review of it? If so, forgive me. I missed a lot of movies in 2008, and that was one of them. I was recently informed that, since I write reviews for Christian readers, Christian readers … [Read more...]

The #1 Movie in America!!

Warning: The following might have been written with tongue firmly in cheek. … [Read more...]

McCracken on “Fireproof”

Brett McCracken has seen Fireproof, and he writes:  … [Read more...]

“Why do you have to analyze everything? Why can’t you just enjoy it?”

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Recently, I encountered someone who was clearly disgruntled by the mixed reviews of the movie Fireproof. He responded to the critics' observations by declaring that reviews aren't really important... that "the success and value of the film" would ultimately be determined by "ordinary people"... not by those "paid to review the film." He went on to express disinterest in "movies that win awards," describing those who distribute film awards as "elitists," and noting that "hardly anyone has seen" … [Read more...]

Fireproof (2008): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

What is Film Forum? Well, with so many film reviews published, and so little time to read them all, I make a note of any review that I find particularly thoughtful, interesting, or persuasive. Be sure to check back, as I've only just begun to read reviews of these films, and I'll add more interesting excerpts as I come across them. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below. … [Read more...]


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