Dear Mr. Watterson

Last week at Christianity Today, we published a review of the new documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, about Bill Watterson, the creator and writer of  the fabulous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes: As the title implies, it’s mostly a love letter to Watterson, but not in a stalker-like way. Schroeder maintains his distance, respecting Watterson’s privacy while also [Read More...]

Grace and Law at the Movies

If you get the chance to see Short Term 12 this weekend – it’s opening in limited release – you should. From my review at Christianity Today Movies: . . . the normal rules of moviemaking often dictate that either the law is good or working outside the law is good. (Often the latter wins out: see many of [Read More...]

Prayer at the Movies

Did you see The East this summer? Neither did I, but in Christianity Today Patton Dodd says that the overlooked, gritty thriller was all about prayer: Efficacious prayer isn’t The East‘s message; it’s just the film’s basic narrative assumption. A first-act prayer determinesThe East‘s trajectory no less than it drives Frank Capra’s beloved holiday noir It’s a Wonderful Life(1946). [Read More...]

Adrift: Gorgeous Fog

This is purely just for the “wow, cool” factor: I spotted this time-lapse short film that looks at fog in the San Francisco Bay Area, by filmmaker Simon Christen. It’s gorgeous, and only four and a half minutes long: Adrift (on Vimeo) [Read more...]


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