films


127 Hours

Ronan Wright | 04 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: films
The true story of a rock climber who amputates his own arm is also a story of contrition and penance.


Euthanasia doco wins prestigious award

Michael Cook | 01 February 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: films, Oregon, YouTube


The evergreen C.S. Lewis

Michael Coren | 21 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: C.S. Lewis, Christianity, films
Whew! Christianity has not been washed out of film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


Two faiths, two women and their friendship

Jennifer S. Bryson | 19 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Islam, multiculturalism, tolerance
In the film, Arranged, shared values bridge the faith divide in an unexpected way.


Euthanasia: the musical

Michael Cook | 13 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, films, India


Dignitas inspires prize-winning Belgian comedy

Michael Cook | 11 November 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, Dignitas, films


Aftershock

Alistair Nicholas | 30 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, family values, films
A Chinese blockbuster about the survivors of two earthquakes is a remarkable story of loss and redemption.


The Waiting City

Lucy Smith | 30 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: adoption, films, India, The Waiting City
Forget Julia Roberts doing meditation. This Australian movie will tell you so much more about prayer - and love.


Twilight moms and perpetual adolescence

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, films, Twilight
Why are grown women going gaga over a teenage vampire-themed romance?


Rewriting the script

Michael Cook | 24 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, films, Hollywood
Why do blockbusters have to distort the history of Christianity? Why not bring its heroes to Hollywood?


Robin Hood

William Park | 26 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, history, Robin Hood
Ridley Scott's reworking of the story of Robin Hood is not existentially serious or historically accurate, but the battle scenes are terrific.


Oscar honors

Sheila Liaugminas | 08 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: films, Hollywood, war
For the first time in memory, the Motion Picture Academy Awards were understated and toned down, tasteful, on time, tightly controlled and well-paced, and most important of all….fair.


Avatar blues

Tony Curzon Price | 05 February 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Avatar, ecology, films
The film depresses by placing hope in a blind life force, not in human agency.


New Moon

Rebekah Hebbert | 25 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Twilight
No important life lessons in this movie - unless you are planning to date a vampire.


A Christmas Carol

Leticia Velasquez | 11 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, films
Jim Carrey is brilliant in this retelling of the classic Christmas story -- this time with stunning computer-generated effects.


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