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Lakeview Terrace: Somewhat Thoughtful Thriller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The number one film at the U.S. box office this past weekend was Lakeview Terrace, Neil La Bute's somewhat thoughtful thriller in which an LAPD officer harasses his new neighbors; the cop is blac ...

Ordinary Radicals Film Premieres Sept. 4
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

On Sept. On Sept. 4, I'm going to Philadelphia to attend the premiere of The Ordinary Radicals , a documentary directed and produced by Jamie Moffett, co-founder of ...

The Dark Knight: A Tribute to George W. Bush?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Dark Knight, unlike many summer blockbusters, is actually an astonishing movie -- a stunning fusion of craft and entertainment, which manages to be both gripping in an edge-of-your seat fashion, a ...

Hancock: Promising Premise, Great Talent, but ...
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>(Spoiler warning--some major plot details are revealed in this article. Stop reading now if you want to see the movie without knowing the outcome. However by the time you've read this article you ...

'Milosevic On Trial' (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Following is an interview with Michael Christoffersen, director of <I>Milosevic On Trial,</I> a documentary I watched at the <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05 ...

'New Year Baby' Documents Khmer Rouge Survivors
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Christmas Day a few years ago in Dallas, Texas, Socheata Poeuv's parents called a family meeting to tell her that her sisters weren't really her sisters, and her brother was not her full ...

Body of War's All-Star Soundtrack
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>My fingers have been tapping out of control for more than a month and a half now. Don't worry, though -- I am not falling to the symptoms of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitic ...

'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The following is an interview with Abigail Disney, producer of the documentary <A href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the Devil Back to Hell</A>, which rec ...

Which Jesus? The Horror (and Hope) of Religion and Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>During the New York City leg of Brian McLaren's empowering <A href="http://www.deepshift.org/">Everything Must Change tour</A>, Jay Bakker and I were asked to give ...

Expelled: Is Ben Stein Serious?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

in the 21st century. We would do it in the evening in the school auditorium and the students would be allow ...

Charlton Heston: Complex Icon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Charlton Heston died this weekend at age 84, following Roy Scheider and Richard Widmark as the latest in a series of powerful cinematic actors to pass away -- although Heston was probably best known t ...

Sojourners Article Subject Becomes Independent Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In March 2006, Sojourners editorial projects intern Celeste Kennel-Shank wrote a great feature article for us titled "<A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&am ...

Struggling With a 'Purple State of Mind'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>When I got an invite to attend a screening of the documentary, <A href="http://www.purplestateofmind.com">Purple State of Mind</A>, I went in expecting to see a blue sta ...

Who Should Win the Oscars
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As I wrote here last week, this year's Oscars, which take place on Sunday night, seem to have caught a cultural mood in cinema that's worthy of reflection As ...

The Moral Pulse of the Oscars
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Oscars are a little under two weeks from now - with the threat of the writer's strike leading to an unexpected interruption of one of the most surreal nights of the pop culture year now gone. ...

Juno: A Truly Pro-Life Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last night I finally saw Juno, Roger Ebert's favorite film of 2007 and recipient of four Oscar nominations, which has as its center the story of an unplanned pregnancy and the people affected by ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

Sweeney Todd and the Spiral of Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tim Burton's striking and gruesome film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sweeney Todd' made me feel alternately impressed by Johnny Depp's singing talent and wince at ...

I Am Legend: Isolated But Not Alone
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>When I got an invite to the premiere of the IMAX screening for <A href="http://www.iamlegendmovie.com/">I am Legend</A>, I went to the theater expecting an evening of fr ...

My Top 11 (OK, 12) Films of 2007
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

This will be my final post for the God's Politics blog in 2007, and given that it's the time of year for lists, here's my choice of the films that have struck me the most in the past 12 months. ...

Where Does 'The Golden Compass' Point ?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Here's the good news: The Golden Compass does not promote atheism. It isn't going to steal your children. It does not signal the end of hope for religion in the West. That's the good ne ...

'No Country for Old Men': Thoughtful, Frightening, and Beguiling
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When a film ends with the recounting of a dream in which a weather-beaten, life-weary man searches for the fire his father is building to warm them, it's impossible not to think of the love we al ...

NYT: 'A Pro-Lynching Movie That Even Liberals Can Love'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justice. It's intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justi ...