Category Archives: Movies
June 24, 2006 – 2:44 am
It’s easy to consign the horrors of the Roman gladiatorial contests to a benighted culture distant from ours, as though we moderns would be constitutionally incapable of such evils. It’s also easy to write a jeremiad based on selective parallels between ours and ancient cultures.
May 20, 2006 – 3:37 pm
Numerous bloggers think he did.
May 20, 2006 – 12:31 am
It’s good to know Tom Hanks, star of the new movie The Da Vinci Code, isn’t being pestered by his fellow worshipers:
December 11, 2005 – 10:12 pm
The Telegraph interviews Jill Freud, who as a young girl was C.S. Lewis’s inspiration for the character Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What, I ask, were her first impressions of him? “Oh, I loved him. Loved him, of course I did. I was in the kitchen helping Mrs Moore with the […]
December 7, 2005 – 10:04 am
In a December 12 U.S. News sidebar, Jay Tolson comments on the soon-to-be-released movie’s portrayal of Aslan: When approached in 1954 about a possible animated film of The Chronicles of Narnia , C. S. Lewis replied, “I am sure you understand that Aslan is a divine figure, and anything remotely approaching the comic (above all […]
September 26, 2005 – 8:57 pm
A. O. Scott, the chief New York Times film critic and one of my favorite reviewers, writes that “the myth of a monolithically liberal Hollywood is dead.” His evidence? He believes recent films demonstrate an effort to appeal to conservative and/or religious viewers. But his descriptions of “conservative” film elements prove that a shop-worn journalists’ […]
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