Film ChatWhy are some Bible stories turned into movies more often than others?
Is there a "canon" of Bible films, independent of the biblical canon itself? And is there a reason why certain biblical stories get filmed again and again while others go ignored?
1More Film Blog“Feel Better” Movies — Josh Wartel’s List
Nothing makes me feel better than the truth, and in their own ways, all five films that I chose are refreshingly honest.
Watching GodSong of Lahore: Beautiful Music
Music is inherently spiritual, I believe. It comes from the heart, from the soul, speaking to our deepest pain and our greatest joy. It is an expression not only of our humanity, but our divine roots—our meager creations paying homage to our Creator, expressions of our yearning for the transcendent. No wonder the Taliban hated [Read More...]
Watching GodThis May Be the Year’s Best Movie—And It’s Weirdly Christian
From Room, courtesy A24 War Room is this year’s Christian smash. Its core evangelical audience has helped the Kendrick Brothers film make $67 million, and it’s not done yet. But... [Read More]
1More Film Blog10 Movies about Sex that are Better Choices than 50 Shades of Grey
Ultimately indifference is a better critique of a movie than outrage. Sex is a legitimate subject for art, and there have been countless films that have explored human sexuality.... [Read More]
Looking CloserRevisiting Marla: Did Their Kid Paint That? [Updated!]
Today, Marla Olmstead is 13 years old. I wonder what she’s like. Is she still painting? Does she do interviews yet? Or does her family shield her from the press? If anybody out... [Read More]
FilmChatReview: SPECTRE (dir. Sam Mendes, 2015)
No time for a full review, alas, but a few quick points about the newest Bond movie. 1. I’m going to do a lot of complaining here, but I do want to say that SPECTRE starts off on... [Read More]
Schaeffer's GhostThe Hopeless Innocence of Amelie
Review of Amélie, Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet By KENDRICK KUO I’ve known about Amélie (2001) for a long time, but only recently decided to sit down and watch it after a co-worker... [Read More]
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