Look! Spielberg Teases Lincoln; Clint Eastwood: Conservative?; Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare; Steven Greydanus Sings to Babies!

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Look!These links caught my attention today, for one reason or another.Check back later. I may add more look-worthy links as the day goes on. … [Read more...]

Hayao Miyazaki Blu-Ray/DVD Release Featured In a Very Special Review

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So, we know about Will Smith and Jaden. We know about Lloyd Bridges and his sons Beau and Jeff. Recently, Martin Sheen starred with his son Emilio Estevez in The Way.But how many parent-child film critic teams can you think of? … [Read more...]

Of Gods and Men: A film about faith made by artists, not evangelists.

At Seattle's Harvard Exit theatre last March, I witnessed a rare and wonderful thing on the big screen—a thoughtful portrayal of devout Christians putting their faith into practice.I was caught off guard. I've developed a serious allergy to "Christian movies." They usually turn out to be big-screen sermons with very little storytelling imagination and hardly a trace of poetry or visual composition. Moreover, they're often misguided fairy tales that imply a relationship with Jesus will lead t … [Read more...]

Decent Films Reviews Red Riding Hood

This morning, Brandon Fibbs posted this note on Facebook: Following the Red Riding Hood screening, I expressed my feelings about the film to a colleague who was lucky enough to have been otherwise occupied. “Was it really that bad?” she asked. “Bad?” I replied. “Hitler was bad. This was awful.” That should be all you need to know. But if you want something more thoughtful, Steven Greydanus reviews Red Riding Hood today at Decent Films.I decided right away to avoid this film. The trailer bor … [Read more...]

The Decent Films review of Tron: Legacy

Steven Greydanus' review of Tron: Legacy is up! … [Read more...]

Greydanus Reviews “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

Here's the review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader that matters most to me: Steven Greydanus' review at The National Catholic Register.Steven knows the books inside and out. He knows good moviemaking when he sees it.His review is far better-written than mine will be. But we arrive at the same conclusion: This is the most enjoyable *movie* in the series and yet it's a confoundingly wrong-headed interpretation of the book.I mean, really... how could anybody … [Read more...]

Big Letdown

Can you guess what my favorite film critic, Steven Greydanus, is writing about here? Too much feels haphazard. Stuff happens, and later other stuff happens, and in between there’s a lot of moody standing around and angst and stuff. There’s very little action or spectacle — a couple of chase scenes, a couple of showdowns, and not much more. What’s more, where the first chase involves seven parallel chases, the story only follows [its central character] — which means that [a] major supporting char … [Read more...]

Eat Pray Love: book, film, reaction

Last week at The Glen Workshop, writer Lauren Winner referred to the book Eat, Pray, Love as... … [Read more...]

Decent Films on “New Moon”

I don't plan to spend any pennies on The Twilight Saga: New Moon after the living nightmare that was the sneak-preview screening of Twilight.So I refer you to the critic I trust most... … [Read more...]

On “Twilight,” “New Moon,” and “the Hallmark of Immaturity”

"I think the ears are tastiest.""Me, I prefer the chin.""I'm a forearm man, myself. And things just taste better when the girl's has helpless as this one."Yes, like it or not, New Moon is here. And last night's midnight opening show set some kind of all-time box-office record for such arrivals. Basically, ticket-buyers told Hollywood: WE WANT MORE OF THIS. And so, that is what moviegoers will receive. Except what's coming will be even worse because it will be even more … [Read more...]


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