Backstage PassBen-Hur Opens Today! Star Jack Huston Shares What Drew Him to the Movie
"The central question of the film is a really great one: how do we forgive? We are capable. It just takes one person to take that first step."
ChrisicismsThank you, Jim Henson
Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending… It was 2009. I was just turning 30 and, as I watched those final moments to “The Muppet Movie,” tears were streaming down my face. It had been years since I’d seen the Muppets’ first cinematic foray; decades, even. I don’t even know [Read More...]
Film ChatThe Vancouver International Film Festival 2016 — a preview
Three short lists of films I'm hoping to see over the next two weeks. The festival runs September 29 - October 14.
Pop TheologyMAGNIFICENT SEVEN and PTSD
Tony Jones joins the magnificent ranks of Pop Theology with a brief reflection on this week’s #1 box office hit, The Magnificent Seven. Ryan told me that Chris Pratt steals the show in Magnificent Seven. But I respectfully disagree. It’s Ethan Hawke who made the movie for me. Firstly, he has the best cowboy name, [Read More...]
The RogueConfessions on Waffle Street: Interview with James Adams
From Wall Street to Waffle Street…a true story. Recently, I had the opportunity of working on the movie set of Waffle Street. The movie is based on the book by James Adams and... [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]
FilmChatHistory and tradition in movie depictions of the Cross.
Western Easter came and went last week, but the Eastern churches are currently only half-way through the Lenten season, so yesterday was, for us, the Sunday of the Veneration of... [Read More]