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Movie Recommendations and More of Eve

First, a warning.  If you want to blubber like a baby (and I don’t mean that you would choose this; it would just happen), see the movie Precious. Dan and I saw it yesterday afternoon. Claireece Precious Jones is a large black girl who can’t seem to catch a break.  The home abuse is heart-wrenching.  […]

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Gospel of Glee

A few months back, I read a couple of the winning scripts of a well-known Christian screenplay contest. My aim was to figure out if I could write one. My decision was that I couldn’t. Now, before you jump to conclusions and assume I’m against all “Christian” movies, I’m not.  But there’s a difference between […]

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The Coen Brothers’ Latest

We saw A Serious Man last night.  As we were exiting the theater, Dan said, “I saw you look at your watch halfway through.  What’d you think?” Yep.  Looking at my watch is my personal kiss-of-death.  It means I’m wondering how much longer I have to suffer. Let’s see.  Where to start? A woman in […]

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Where the Neurotic and Moody Things Are

The sincerest of apologies to two of my favorite literary and movie-making people–Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze–but I did not like Where the Wild Things Are. Sadness. Good things: the movie is shot beautifully.  Imaginary worlds and characters are fleshed out on screen (the fort was especially wonderful).  There are a few excellent moments when […]

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Children See. Children Do.

Sobering, and too close to home. What responsibilities we have as parents, let alone as human beings! Don’t think for one minute you have no impact in this world.  You do. [For more information on the video and soundtrack, go to The Inspiration Room Daily.]

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