Movies

And It Wasn’t Very Good

February 19, 2013
Twilight

It’s nice to see that my site is on the first page of Google search results for “list of biblical principles that twilight the movie is against.” So, since you asked, here’s the list (it’s a short one): “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” (Gen. 1.31a) In case that’s […]

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Review: The Revisionaries

January 31, 2013
The Revisionaries

The Revisionaries is a 2012 documentary film about the Texas State Board of Education and its recent battles over science and U.S. history curricula. Director Scott Thurman explores the intersection of politics, religion and science as seen through the school board debates, spending considerable time with school board member, full-time dentist and conservative Christian Don […]

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Zombie Kingdom

January 23, 2013
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A critical exploration of the cinematic work of Fleischer and Anderson and its function in American mythopoeics. I recently watched the 2009 horror-comedy Zombieland (directed by Ruben Fleischer) and the 2012 comedy-drama Moonrise Kingdom (directed by Wes Anderson). Moonrise Kingdom is classic Anderson, a carefully cultivated cornucopia of kitsch that unwinds into a surreal coming-of-age […]

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Review: With God On Our Side

January 2, 2013
With God On Our Side

Over Christmas I had the chance to watch the 2010 documentary With God On Our Side. This film provides an insightful, provocative and emotional look at Christian Zionism, exploring historical, religious, political and social aspects of the Jewish/Palestinian conflict. The film doesn’t settle for easy answers but instead seeks to uncover the truth behind the […]

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