Steve Greydanus has some interesting thoughts…

…on the curious relationship between Fantasia and the Sistine Chapel. If you go here and click on the January 23 “Connecting the Dots” show Steve and I did on Real Life Radio, you can hear our discussion of this piece. [Read more…]

Learning to Behold

Tony Esolen on the art of watching old movies. [Read more…]

Matthew Leonard and Yr Obdt Svt on Overcoming the Mary Problem

Some clips from the upcoming film “Convinced”: What cracks me up is that I do not know and have never heard of Mr. Leonard before seeing this clip, yet our experiences and even our descriptions of our experiences track so closely. I hope to meet him one of these days. Hats off to you, my [Read More…]

Did a fun interview with Steven Greydanus yesterday

on Connecting the Dots (archives don’t exist yet, but will soon). In the course of it, Steve told me about this cool interview he did with David Oyelowo, the star of “Selma”, a film Steve praises to the heavens. So I’m gonna go see it. [Read more…]

John Farrell and I Chat about the Battle of Five Armies

Shea and Farrell on Battle of the Five Armies from Farrellmedia on Vimeo. Man, do I take *forever* to compose and articulate a thought. But John is great! [Read more…]

Fr. Barron on the new Exodus movie

I was kinda sorta thinking about seeing this, but now I may not bother: [Read more…]

What actor did Frank Capra work with more than any other?

Jimmy Stewart? ¬†Gary Cooper? ¬†Lionel Barrymore? Nope. Jimmy the Raven! Something to ponder as you snuggle in with your hot chocolate to watch the greatest American Christmas story of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life (starring Jimmy the Raven). [Read more…]

It’s the Liam Neeson Kill Map!


Paranoia is the Serious Business of Heaven

New Horizons in Conspiracy Cinema are under discussion over at the Register. [Read more…]

The Imaginative Conservative Takes Another Look at “Signs”

…as the deeply Christian film it obviously is. I argued much the same when the film first came out here and here. I was, alas, wrong about his promise as a filmmaker (a generation still weeps at The Happening and The Last Airbender and Lady in the Water), but I still like Signs. [Read more…]