Three Colors: Blue, White, and Red (1993)

This brief review was written as a summary for the Arts and Faith Top 100 Films List. - The great and final act of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s remarkable career was the production of a trilogy called Three Colors — Blue, White, and Red — that represents the colors of the French flag, and the values they represent: liberty, equality and fraternity. This symphonic, poetic trilogy intrigued me in my first encounter with its opening chapter, Blue. Then it began to haunt me, and I returned to … [Read more...]

Top Five Spiritually Significant Films

What would you choose as the Top Five Spiritually Significant Films you've ever seen? The Arts and Faith board posted their top 100 recently. (I didn't vote in this process because I became increasingly baffled as to what "Spiritually Significant" meant to this particular group. When Apocalypse Now, or the films of Peter Weir, aren't considered "spiritually significant", I realize I must think very differently about the terms. To me, well, I think the label means: Films that move me, and … [Read more...]