Ladies and Gentlemen… Craig Detweiler.

I interviewed screenwriter/film-instructor Craig Detweiler at Biola several months ago in L.A., before any trailers for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe had even been shown. (The trailer debuted above Detweiler's head on a big screen at the Biola Media Conference.)That interview was published today at Christianity Today Movies.Here's a clip: Do you see "good, beautiful, complex, redemptive" films being made today?Detweiler: Almost every class I teach here ends with David Gordon … [Read more...]

Bono on the Cover of the New Rolling Stone

Thanks to Josh Hurst for bringing THIS to my attention.As is so often the case, Bono gets in some quotable stuff about his faith. Do you pray or have any religious practices?I try to take time out of every day, in prayer and meditation. I feel as at home in a Catholic cathedral as in a revival tent. I also have enormous respect for my friends who are atheists, most of whom are, and the courage it takes not to believe.How big an influence is the Bible on your songwriting? How much do … [Read more...]

Scott Derrickson interview… coming up!

I had an hour-long conversation with screenwriter and director Scott Derrickson yesterday, whose new film The Exorcism of Emily Rose looks like the most promising ... and troubling... horror film of the last few years. Derrickson has passionate opinions about the genre, and about filmmaking in general. I'll be publishing excerpts from the interview as an online exclusive for Seattle Pacific's Response magazine soon. Stay tuned...And go see The Exorcism of Emily Rose, if you have the stomach … [Read more...]

He’s Looking for a Good Story: A Conversation with Ralph Winter, Producer of X-Men and Fantastic Four

An abridged edition of my conversation with producer Ralph Winter was originally published at CT Movies.While the bustling activity of the Biola Media Conference went on outside, we took refuge in an unoccupied office for an hour, sat and ate our sack lunches, talked about movies, and then went our separate ways as friends. Ralph's that kind of guy -- you can't help but be impressed at how personable, direct, smart, and generous he is.And now... here's the entire interview. … [Read more...]

The Stuff of Staying Together: Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler on Drunkard’s Prayer

Over the Rhine's album Drunkard's Prayer continues to dazzle and delight fans and newcomers.But the story behind it—of the near-collapse of the marriage of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, and the remarkable salvation of their relationship and music—is, to say the least, inspiring... and a challenge to all who would know the hard-earned joys of marriage.This week I talked with Linford about the album, the experiences behind it, and the future.•Overstreet:There was a doc … [Read more...]

"Kingdom of Portland"

I'm just asking for trouble.This afternoon I was interviewed live on the Christian radio station KPDQ in Portland, Oregon, today regarding the controversies over Kingdom of Heaven. The Georgene Rice show is at 4:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle: The Looking Closer Interview (Feb. 2005)

As Danny Boyle's new film Slumdog Millionaire is cleaning up at this year's various surveys of film critics, perhaps it's a good time to revisit the conversation I enjoyed with Boyle in February 2005 at the release of Millions, which is my favorite of his films (so far... I'm seeing Slumdog Millionaire this week), and still my favorite film of 2005.So... here's a link to my review of Millions, a Christmas movie I highly recommend.And here's my interview with Boyle, which ran in an … [Read more...]

This Sunday night: Rev. Bill Hogg & I Talk Oscars

For the last few weeks, I've been appearing as a guest on the call-in talk radio show Hogg Wild, hosted by the Reverend Bill Hogg, on Seattle's radio station KGNW. … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle – director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later and Millions

I've just come from a meeting with Danny Boyle, the relentlessly creative filmmakers responsible for Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, 28 Days Later, and now what is sure to become a treasured favorite of many... Millions. … [Read more...]

My Constantine Adventure: Interviewing Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, and others.

Angels. Demons. Humans caught in the middle. Heroes trying to resist temptation and defeat Satan’s emissaries.Sounds a lot like an adventure yarn from the mind of Frank Perretti.But Francis Lawrence’s action-horror flick Constantine is a far cry from This Present Darkness. While the hero is an exorcist casting out demons right and left, he’s not exactly driven by humility or selflessness. And he’s not too fond of God.Keanu Reeves plays John Constantine, a chain-smoking exorcist who kn … [Read more...]


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