This morning over at First Things, Marc Barnes published a wonderful article on “reverence” and the Force in the Star Wars movies. Here he argues that Episodes 4-6 display a sort of religious reverence for the Force. But in the prequels, the Force loses its sacred status and becomes a magic weapon. He connects this to theContinue reading “Rogue One and the Return of Reverence (Spoilers)”
I have been getting a lot of feedback on my post –Noah: A Sin-Full Movie Review – so I figured that I would write up a follow up on it. However instead of responding to everybody, I figured I would point out what some other reviews are saying about this film. Alissa Wilkinson at Christianity Today:Continue reading “Noah: “A Sin-Full Movie Review” Roundup (What Others are Saying)”
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – St. Paul Without a doubt Aaron Aronofsky’s rendition of the Noah story falls short of the glory of its telling in the book of Genesis. At times it cheesy, at times its confusing, at times it doesn’t make sense, and at timesContinue reading “Noah: A Sin-Full Movie Review”
(Spoiler Alert: If you were alive in 2009 then you know how Captain Phillips ends. So if you weren’t paying attention to the news when this story happened you deserve to have the movie spoiled.) Over the last few days I have seen several reviews of Captain Phillips that point out that American ExceptionalismContinue reading “Captain Phillips – A “Theo-Political” Review”
Over the next few days reviews for The Great Gatsby will begin to flood the blogosphere. Many of these blogs will lament the fact that the film has been unfaithful to the novel by the same title (accusations of unfaithfulness abound…especially within the storyline.) I’m tempted to join the bandwagon and decry The Great GatsbyContinue reading “The Great Gatsby 2013 – A “Cinematographic” Review”
The following post is an online forum post that I wrote for my Christ and Culture class. The assignment was to examine a Christian Website’s understanding of the interaction between Christ and culture. (Because this is part of an informal online discussion, I did not go out of my way to review spelling or grammar.)Continue reading “Prometheus, Christ, and Culture”
New Movie coming out about Abraham Lincoln. It really makes me think whether what I was taught in class about America was actually true.