Variety Magazine today reports: :Former Brit Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched the 2011 edition of his global film competish, Faith Shorts, calling for entries from young people on how faith inspires them.
Though my schedule prevented me from traveling to Sundance again this year, I watched developments at the Festival like a hawk through the fine coverage of The Hollywood Reporter, The LA Times and my friends at the Festival. Here are the films that received most of the acclaim or were the source of buzz among […]
Festival director John Cooper said he was struck by how many submissions focused on faith, and he feels it’s a reflection of filmmakers considering issues larger than themselves. “It’s America looking at itself,” Cooper says. via Religion is the soul of several independent films at Sundance Film Festival – theenvelope.latimes.com.
Stephen Colbert recently gave testimony before a US House committee which poked fun at the congressional process and the Republican position on immigrants. But his funny parody … which was a bit uncomfortable to watch … turned serious at the end when he revealed that the real reason he came to testify was because of […]
“Seeing is deceiving. It’s eating that’s believing.” James Thurber My readers know that I’m a huge fan of “Glee.” I don’t think it represents the most sophisticated writing on television, nor does it rise to the timeless quality of “Friends” or “MASH.” But like most excellent television, it speaks to our times, and it is […]
My best friend and I went to see Shutter Island on Sunday, and it was a perfect extension of worship that morning and Evensong that evening. I suppose that it’s possible to watch Scorsese’s films and not see the elements of faith looming over the screen, but for those who know his Catholic faith, his […]