September 11, 2015

The Man Who Saved the World begins with an epigraph from Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.” Read more

September 8, 2015

Adrenaline (★★½) was pretty much the sort of movie I was thinking of last year when I wrote the mini-essay, “Are Christian Films Judged By a Double Standard?” If you are not already predisposed to like Christian movies, nothing here will change your mind. That said, every class of films, even in genres you don’t like, have better or worse examples. In terms of writing, acting, and production values, Adrenaline is closer to a television movie than a feature-film, but–and this… Read more

September 6, 2015

The series does tend to lean a little heavily on the contrast between individual faith (good) and institutional structures (bad, bad, bad). Read more

August 28, 2015

When it comes to screenplay writing, Christian movies still lag in quality. Read more

August 26, 2015

Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovery is one of those films I see at The Toronto Film Festival, enjoy, and then somehow never hear from again until it pops up, unannounced on Redbox or streaming on Amazon. Sometimes it is easy to figure out why such films don’t find an audience–too small, too indie, too foreign–but at other times the vagaries of film distribution are maddeningly opaque. So when Music Box Films announced a DVD release, I welcomed the opportunity to revisit… Read more

August 25, 2015

What traditions have we left by the wayside in favor of progress, and, perhaps more importantly, who have we left behind? Read more

August 23, 2015

Seldom will one bad scene ruin a good movie, but there are tipping points. Read more

August 23, 2015

What makes a melodrama different from a soap opera? Read more

August 20, 2015

What is the value of success without fame or fortune? Read more

August 13, 2015

Now, there are Guy Ritchie movies and there are Guy Ritchie movies. Find out which kind of Guy Ritchie movie Alex McKee thinks The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is. Read more


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