Adam Walter on that Steve Taylor/Michael W. Smith movie

Adam Walter has seen The Second Chance, that film directed by Steve Taylor that stars Michael W. Smith. Sure it has some problems. For one thing, it’s only going to appeal to church people--and yet, it’s possibly the first movie that has come out of the Christian film industry that I’d even recommend to Christians. It has its moments of heavy sentiment and slightly-contrived dramatic tension. But it also has an impressively well-paced, fluid narrative, and there’s one honestly-moving, … [Read more...]

"The Second Chance" – a film by Steve Taylor

Taylor is "framing" the Church. And that's a good thing. After Steve Taylor gave the first-ever public screening of his movie The Second Chance to a small audience at the Biola Media Conference last weekend, he took questions, praise, and criticism from the crowd. I was there, and I'm so glad I was. It was a rough cut, with a "Soundtrack by The iPod" (clever) that served as temp tracking, and it still needs some editing finesse, color correction, and some tough final decisions on certain … [Read more...]

The Guy who Sang “I Want to Be a Clone” Now Wants to Be a Filmmaker

Do these titles set your toes a-tappin'? "I Want to Be a Clone." "Meltdown." "Hero." "Baby Doe." "On the Fritz." "This Disco (Used to be a Cute Cathedral)." "I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good." "Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel a Lot Better." "The Finish Line." Does the name Chagall Guevara mean anything to you? … [Read more...]

Was This Always His “Secret Ambition”?

U2's new keyboardist may be... … [Read more...]