A Live Seattle event: Discuss Oscar’s 10 Best Picture Nominees with Dick Staub, Me, and Others.

Mark your calendars, Seattlites... … [Read more...]

The Arts and Faith Top 100 Films List: The Podcast!

The Arts & Faith Top 100 Films list, hosted by IMAGE journal, is the best place to start for planning your next 100 Netflix rentals. (Here's the introduction I wrote for it.)Dick Staub, Greg Wolfe, Jennie Spohr, and I talked about the list at Hales Pub and Brewery, before a live audience.Whether you missed out on the event, or just want to enjoy it again... here it is... … [Read more...]

The Arts and Faith Top 100 Films – the live event

You've seen THE LIST.You've read THE INTRODUCTION.Now join us for THE EVENT!Here are details from the IMAGE announcement: … [Read more...]

10 Films. One Oscar. But Are Any of Them Actually Profound?

Did you miss The Kindlings Muse last month? It was a lively conversation covering all ten of the Best Picture nominees.I discussed the ups and downs of the nominees with Dick Staub, Greg Wright, and... … [Read more...]

I’m a ramblin’ guy. I’m ramblin’, ramblin’ round…

Chances are I'll make my way to your neighborhood one of these days, if I haven't already. And I'd love to meet LookingCloser.org readers, and anybody who has ventured into the world of Auralia's Colors, Cyndere's Midnight, and Raven's Ladder.These days, I've been delivering presentations on:"Following The Auralia Thread" - Writing Fantasy as a Practice of Discovery "Beyond Blockbusters" - Entering the Mind of Contemplative Cinema "Through a Screen Darkly" - Faith, Discernment, and a … [Read more...]

Kindling Discussion About Recent Films: “Knowing,” “Coraline,” “Sunshine Cleaning,” and More

The latest Kindlings Muse podcast is up, featuring Dick Staub, Greg Wright, Jennie Spohr, and myself in conversation about:Knowing; Coraline; Sunshine Cleaning; Days and Clouds; Rachel Getting Married; Still Life; Silent Light; The Robe; and Jesus of Montreal. … [Read more...]