When A Friend Dies

It’s not a pleasant thing to consider, but it is an important one, and Peggy Rosenthal is considering it: how do we cope when a friend dies? Death is the great mystery. A cliché, that sentence. And yet…what a mystery that death is a mystery. It happens to everyone; so shouldn’t the human race by now have [Read More...]

Where’d We Get Movie Popcorn?

Well, I’ve got to say – I’m usually not someone who complains about Mondays, but I woke up this morning and thought, here we go again. In case you did, too, I’ve got something for you. It’s not about Mondays or about work. It’s purely for fun. The New York Times ran an article that recounts [Read More...]

Gravity

Are you planning to see Gravity this weekend? I saw it a few nights ago and reviewed it for Christianity Today, and part of what made it significant for me was that it left me feeling a bit disquieted. Sitting there, wearing silly-looking 3D glasses, I felt awe—and not at mankind or its “indomitable spirit.” It is admittedly [Read More...]

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Did you see this commercial for Chipotle restaurants that went viral? Well, over at Christianity Today Movies, critic Jeffrey Overstreet saw the commercial as a metaphor for how hungry we – as audiences and consumers – are for something real. So he took that opportunity to write about two overlooked films, This is Martin Bonner and Museum Hours: I’m [Read More...]


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