At Image: Kelly Foster on “Why I Watch Sex and the City”

I knew that if Image journal ran a piece on the Sex and the City controversy, that I would gain some perspective that I'd been lacking in the heat of the recent debate. Sure enough, Kelly Foster's honest, personal testimony, "Why I Watch Sex and the City, has made me wish I'd waited a month or two before responding. … [Read more...]

“I’m not religious. But I’m a very spiritual person.”

"I'm not religious. But I'm a spiritual person. Very spiritual. I'm not into organized religion." Can't think of a claim I've heard more often in my interviews with filmmakers, actors, and artists. … [Read more...]

Morehead on “Stardust”

I always look forward to Jason Morehead's reviews. He writes when he's passionate about something, and it makes a difference. He's passionate about Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust, so I've been looking forward to his review of the film. It's taken a while for him to see it and to compose his thoughts. But, as usual, it's a passion-fueled review.For the record, my review ran at CTMovies when the film opened. … [Read more...]

Opus in Awe

Jason "Opus" Morehead is sharing his renewed sense of wonder. … [Read more...]

Your Deepest Impulse

Opus is meditating on a profound passage from The Screwtape Letters. And you can meditate with him, free of charge. I recommend it. … [Read more...]

Opus on “300″, and More on Why I’m Not Getting in Line

I'm responding yet again about the movie 300 for this simple reason: I have been baited, again and again, into extremely violent or explicit films that proved to be empty... and worse, even abusive to audiences. I have been told, "You have got to see it!", and I've been promised that all of the graphic material was justified because of what it meant. "It's about fighting for freedom! It's about fighting for a higher cause!" Most of the time, I've regretted it. While a character or two might … [Read more...]

Opus on “Ikiru”

I was going to just surrender blogging for the rest of the day, due to the loss of Altman, but then I discovered that Opus, one of my daily blog stops, has just published a review of Kurosawa's Ikiru, another one of my favorites, and a film that I've given a lot of attention in Through a Screen Darkly. Check out Opus's insightful overview of this classic. … [Read more...]