Boy, Was I Wrong About ‘The Passion of the Christ’

As we approach the commercial TV debut of The Passion of the Christ, I offer a little personal recollection of my two-degrees-of-separation involvement with the film and how, to my surprise, it kept me and my family from starving and living in our car, among other things. [Read more...]

Kelly Wilson Offers His Take…

…on Noah. [Read more...]

Captain America is great fun

The Marvel Comics commentary on the effort to create the Perfect Security State.  Plus, lotsa splodey things, Scarlett Johansen, bromance, and more splodey things. A fine evening wit the Brohirrim. Nope.  Still haven’t seen Noah yet, but I plan to. [Read more...]

Now This is How Noah Debates Should be Done

John C. Wright, half of the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society, went to see Noah on the strength of Steve Greydanus’ recommendation. He hated it.  And being the gifted scribe he is, he held forth in his characteristically gifted way, railing against the film and sending bootless cries of anguish to the brass heavens about this [Read More...]

Tee, as they say, Hee

One thing I am grateful for:  Catholics at least don’t waste a lot of time on arguments about “scientific evidence for the the flood of Noah” and all that.  My own inclination is to think that there is some kind of primordial traumatic flood at the back of the story, given the ubiquity of flood [Read More...]

Prompted by the Noah movie

…my ever-interesting reader Lori Pieper has a couple of essays about the Bible and myth here and here. More like her please! [Read more...]

As I thought, Fr. Robert Barron has some typically intelligent commentary on Noah

You can read it here.  Between his and SDG’s work, I’m really looking forward to it. Also, the hysteria about it is cracking me up.  There’s the freaking out about “environmentalism” (well, yeah, the theme of sin damaging creation is a big part of the creation narrative).  There’s the panic about “veganism” (well, yeah, the Genesis [Read More...]

Noah: A Theological Reflection

by Steven Greydanus, one of the most honest and thoughtful critics writing today. I’m going to go see the film.  Why?  Because of Steve’s thoughtful work covering it. [Read more...]

Steve Greydanus interviews Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel

The writer/director and co-writer of Noah. [Read more...]

Frankenstein, Missouri

“It exists”. From the people who may one day bring you Manalive, there now (may be) coming a quirky horror/comedy called Frankenstein, Missouri. Here’s their website. see if you want to help the dream become a reality. [Read more...]

A Worthy Cause for Lenten Almsgiving

A reader writes: Right now I am trying to help our parish raise the funds needed for a project we are attempting to finish. We have 12 men going on the Way of St. James pilgrimage this summer and our pastor, Fr. Sergio, is working with Grass Roots Films to try to film a feature [Read More...]

I am happy to see I was dead wrong

According to Steve Greydanus, it looks like Noah rocks! Between that and the release of a new Muppet movie, I will be in filmgoing clover this month. [Read more...]