Michael Leary on “Redeeming Films”

Michael Leary of film-think links to CT Movies' 10 Most Redeeming Films of 2008. And then he responds: As a matter of fact, I also consider "redemption" to be a controlling critical factor in what I think of as "good" or "bad" cinema. But I would want to expand it, even redeem the term "redemptive" from the way it is so easily tossed about in evangelical cultural criticism. By now it is subject to Walker Percy's condemnation of how generic Christian vocabulary has become: "The old words of … [Read more...]


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