Caille en Sarcophage? Hallelujah! — A Tribute to “Babette’s Feast” and Other Big-Screen Cuisine

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Babette's Feast, my favorite food-related film, I'm revisiting this post. It was originally published, in a greatly abridged edition at Christianity Today, and then a larger version was published at Filmwell. I've brought it up to date by mentioning 2012's most scrumptious documentary...-Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the only documentary in 2012 that I've bothered to watch more than once. And I admit that this has nothing to do with artistic merit.David … [Read more...]

Should Christian Critics Be Applauding Certain Oscar Contenders?

UPDATE: Okay, I admit, I posted a somewhat reactionary entry earlier after reading Barbara Nicolosi's post about the Oscars today at Church of the Masses. I'm a big Barbara Nicolosi fan, even though I don't always agree with her, and today's post just rubbed me the wrong way. So, to make up for my disrespect to Barbara, I'm going to re-word this post, since Barbara's been gracious enough to clarify...-Act One screenwriting guru and blogger Barbara Nicolosi is on the attack today, … [Read more...]

Sideways Should Earn Paul Giamatti Another Nomination.

I finally caught up with Alexander Payne's latest film, Sideways, tonight and liked it much, much better than his last film, About Schmidt. … [Read more...]


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