Barbara Nicolosi Harrington Wants Good Christian Storytellers

She writes: What is needed is a serious academy-based training program in Christendom which will become the global center of discussion and learning about dramatic story telling. Basing ourselves on the successful artist guilds which eventually produced the Renaissance, Christians today need to strategically and intelligently aid playwrights and screen storytellers in finding their power [Read More...]

Steve Greydanus Reviews “The Lone Ranger”

Four words: Thanks for the warning. Steve is troubled by something that increasingly worries me: the growing hatred our manufacturers of culture have for heroes. [Read more...]

Seven Short Genre Films by Three of the Brohirrim

These cracked me up. [Read more...]

Aww yeah! The trailer for the next Hobbit film is out!

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So. This Exists.

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May I Just Take This Moment to Say…

Jackie Chan is one of the greatest geniuses since Chaplin or Keaton. [Read more...]

Go Steve Greydanus!

May 24: The REEL FAITH Movie Review Show Returns It’s the New Season of Action-Packed Movie Reviews Through a Catholic Lens BROOKLYN, NY – Do Hollywood and independent filmmakers know that Catholics are the largest sector of their U.S. marketplace? Nearly 78 million Americans are Catholic, 25% of the U.S. population, and the Roman Catholic [Read More...]

I think Rainn Wilson…

…should play this guy in the film of his life story. Till that film is made, Napoleon Dynamite remains the snow-capped summit of Mormon cinema. Speaking of which, the Rainn (a Seattle native from within walking distance of my house, I am proud to note) could really use a sidekick, and I know just the [Read More...]

Greydanus on Ebert

Steve puts up a fine little piece on Roger Ebert’s curious Catholic sensibilities and complex relationship to the Faith. I had been going to write something, but I think I’ll let Steve do the heavy lifting. I couldn’t help but like the guy and I hope that his “lock, stock, and barrel” Catholicism (curiously hampered [Read More...]

If you are interested in screenwriting…

…check thou this out: WRITERS & PRODUCERS: MOVE YOUR CAREER FORWARD WITH THE ACT ONE SUMMER PROGRAMS Your summer begins with an amazing 3-Day Retreat in beautiful Malibu, CA that is filled with high-level discussions and foundational lectures on the intersection of faith and film and its impact on culture.  Next, you move on to challenging and practical Workshops and a [Read More...]

What Better Way to Say “I Love You”…

…than with the gift of cold-blooded murder? That is the message of Nazi euthanasia propaganda film, “I Accuse” (in which a loving husband bumps off his wife when she gets to be too much of a hassle to care for). It’s also the message of “Amour” which has been nominated for an Oscar by the [Read More...]

Good News/Bad News

The Good News (for everyone but Victor Lams): JJ Abrams is set to direct the new Star Wars flick. The Bad News: Sources now reveal that “JJ” stands for “Jar Jar”. [Read more...]