“Personally Speaking” with Jim Lisante, Karen Peris, and… Me?!

As a huge fan of The Innocence Mission, I must say I am freaking out a little bit.A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Monsignor Jim Lisante for a program called "Personally Speaking." … [Read more...]

Matt Conner at Infuze Magazine

Infuze Magazine has already published a review and an excerpt of Through a Screen Darkly.Today, they've published an interview! … [Read more...]

A Great Week of Radio Interviews

I want to thankMelissa Flores of Maryland's "The Listener Cafe" on the He's Alive Network Andrew Tallman of The Andrew Tallman Show in Phoenix, Arizona (I was scheduled for 15 minutes, but we ended up on the air for more than an hour! Really exciting chat.) Georgene Rice of Portland, Oregon's KPDQ John Hall and Stephanie Fraschetti of WordFM in Pittsburgh Dr. Albert Mohler of the Albert Moher Program in Kentucky... for the way they welcomed me to their radio programs over the … [Read more...]

Through a Screen Darkly – The Radio Broadcast Tour!

The marathon of radio appearances for Through a Screen Darkly is already well-underway, but I thought it would be good to start posting the dates and times here, to give readers a chance to call in to the show if you really want to cause trouble.... … [Read more...]

Family Stories: My Conversation with Alejandro González Iñárritu, Director of “Babel”

This interview was originally published at Christianity Today on November 8, 2006.-Alejandro González Iñárritu has a lot of stories to tell. He packs several of them into each film that he makes. In three critically acclaimed features — Amores Perros, 21 Grams, and the latest, Babel — he and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga have told at least nine, depending on how you unravel his complex tapestries of narrative.All three films bear the distinct style and perspective of storytellers who … [Read more...]

Questions for the writer of "The Nativity Story"?

I'll be interviewing Mike Rich, screenwriter of Finding Forrester, The Rookie, Radio, and The Nativity Story, this afternoon.The guy's being interviewed by all kinds of religious press publications. I'm sure he's heard some questions a hundred time.So I'm sitting here listing questions that he might not have heward. I'm curious... what would YOU ask him? What do you want to know about The Nativity Story and how it was made? … [Read more...]

My Conversation(s) with Darren Aronofsky (“The Fountain,” “Requiem for a Dream”)

Earlier this month, I had a long conversation with director Darren Aronofsky, the man responsible for this year's most ambitious sci-fi film The Fountain, and who has also given us Requiem for a Dream and Pi.We talked by telephone about The Fountain, and about how it begs to be interpreted in so many different ways. We talked about the power of myth, the idea that the world's religions can be traced to common origins, and humankind's constant struggle to solve the problem of mortality … [Read more...]

Todd Field and I Live in a Small World After All

Todd Field, director of In the Bedroom and Little Children, is one of my favorite American directors. Today as we talked, we were surprised to make these connections: … [Read more...]

Alejandro González Iñárritu on the Value of Families

Today at Christianity Today Movies... my conversation with Babel director Alejandro González Iñárritu.Iñárritu says: I think that my films are basically family stories, beyond the fact that they are global and have political and social commentary. At the core of it, Babel is basically four stories of parents and children. I think we are defined as human beings through our families, no matter what kind of family—through our relationships with parents, brothers and sisters. [You look back to] … [Read more...]

My conversation with Wim Wenders about his career, "Don’t Come Knocking," "Wings of Desire," and faith.

(This is not an April Fool's joke. It's a greatly expanded version of the article published earlier this week at Christianity Today Movies.)Last week, I had the tremendous privilege of interviewing Wim Wenders, the director of my favorite film: Wings of Desire. … [Read more...]