Rod “The Sledgehammer” Dreher on “The Restoration of Stephen Baldwin”

Rod Deher weighs in here on this preposterous endeavor, which is, for me, a strong contender for #1 on the list of Most Embarrassing Moments in Christian Media. … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher on Missing Walker Percy

Walker Percy:In my last novel, The Thanatos Syndrome, I tried to show how, while truth should prevail, it is a disaster when only one kind of truth prevails at the expense of another. If only one kind of truth prevails, the abstract and technical truth of science, then nothing stands in the way of a demeaning of and a destruction of human life for what would appear to be reasonable short-term goals.It's no accident that I think that German science, as great as it was, ended in the … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher Gets WALL-E

Woo hoo!Rod Dreher's review of WALL-E has me ready to run out and see it a third time. Or write a book about it. Or something.The following contains SPOILERS, so don't say I didn't warn you... … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher on “Into Great Silence”

It's been a few weeks since I included any more raves here for the year's most important and memorable film so far.So here we go...Rod "Crunchy Con" Dreher discovers Into Great Silence. It is an amazing film -- in fact, this is probably the closest anybody will ever come to embodying prayer on film. ... This beautifully shot film forces you to pay attention to the tiniest things: the way the light falls on a bowl of fruit, the sound of a monk's scissors on rough fabric as he prepares a … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher on “The Reeking”… I mean, “The Reaping”

Thanks to Peter Chattaway pointing out "Crunchy Con" Rod Dreher's comments on The Reaping, which was filmed in his hometown. Apparently, it's not just the movie that's ridiculous.Even the claims made by Hilary Swank about the history of the area in which was filmed are false! … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher on "Brokeback Mountain"

Rod Dreher on "Brokeback Mountain" True, the men begin their doomed affair in a time and place where homosexuality was viciously suppressed, and so they suffer from social constrictions that make it difficult to master their own fates. But it is also true that both men are overgrown boys who waste their lives searching for something they've lost, and which might be irrecoverable. They are boys who refuse to become men, or to be more precise, do not, for various reasons, have the wherewithal to … [Read more...]