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April 27, 2009

We live in troubled times – times where too many people both withdraw into themselves and ignore (even more than usual) the plight of those less fortunate. While it may fall short on some levels, the new film The Soloist deserves praise for confronting us with the danger of living in this way...

March 17, 2009

The second book of Samuel (11:1) calls spring "the time when kings go out to battle" and NBC-TV has also decided it's the time for a new drama series titled "Kings" -- a modern version of the extensive Old Testament accounts of the wars of kings Saul and David.

In its two-hour premiere...

February 23, 2009

Filmmaker Douglas Hunter didn't set out to befriend or even to film the Rev. Susan Russell when researching same-sex marriage for a new documentary, he told an audience at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, on February 22.

Rather, the 40-year-old father of three wanted...

February 20, 2009

Some Christian audiences seem to gravitate toward family films not only for their kid-friendly storylines but because they offer escapism in a broad but not always positive sense of the word. While many of these movies offer entertaining and fanciful settings and characters, they provide a...

January 22, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire feels like an instant classic because the film so deftly combines the distinctive visual and storytelling styles of noteworthy cinema with characters and conflicts that would be at home in great literature. (Indeed, Slumdog could be described as an adaptation of a Dickens...

December 25, 2008

It's sad that, in a year defined by change, 2008 saw so much of the same old, same old in film. Too often, moviegoers seem to only be offered a choice of uninspired sequels, remakes of aging TV shows, or timid revisions of genre pieces.

Thus the genuinely unique premise of The Curious...

December 12, 2008

Doubt is a truly magnificent film that works on so many levels the viewer may be tempted to see it more than once to fully realize all of its intricate philosophical layers. On one level, it is about balancing the quest for truth between certainty and doubt and how leaving room for doubt may be...

September 5, 2008

GOD SEEKERS Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities By Richard H. Schmidt Eerdmans, 388 pp., $22

Spirituality is found only in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, claims Richard Schmidt, an Episcopal priest, former editor of The Episcopalian and now editor and...

August 21, 2008

BRIDESHEAD REVISITEDDirector: Julian Jarrold Writers: Andrew Davies, Jeremy Brock Cast: Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon Rating: PG-13 Running: 145 minutes

Brideshead Revisited, as anyone who has read Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel or reveled in PBS...

August 11, 2008

Alison Feigh’s childhood was significantly influenced by one tragic event. On October 22, 1989 her friend and classmate, Jacob Wetterling, was abducted at gunpoint on a rural road near St. Joseph, Minnesota, and never seen again. That loss would also influence her college education and...

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