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Another Year Ends: Mockingbird at the Oscars

Insert idolatry-related caption here. As you all know, this Sunday brings us the Academy Awards. I was too far behind to comment on the best films of 2010 in December, but a few months grace-period(!) has allowed me to catch up and compile some Mockingbird Oscar picks: films that succeed on their own terms artistically, […]

Happy [Social Network] Christmas!

This doesn’t work so well for the crucifixion…

Jesse Eisenberg: Crazy Cat Lady?

I love it when the first guest on a talk show, always a FAR bigger name than the second guest, stays for the second guest and the musical act. A classy move. What usually happens, though, is that the star’s handlers get them there, shove them onto the set, they respond to a set of […]

Exclusion, Inclusion and Identity in The Social Network

An insightful piece by A.O. Scott over at The NY Times that touches on identity, self-worth and the failure of “works” to assuage the accusing voice of the Law – in this case, the inner critic/persecutor –  as seen through the lens of The Social Network and Wall Street 2. Enough to make one wonder […]

Another Week Ends: Green Guilt, Agnostic Knowledge, Tearjerkers, The Social Network, Damsels in Distress

1. Such a fascinating article about Green Guilt in Wednesday’s NY Times (ht BZ). Substitute the eco-language with discipleship-talk and you have a nigh perfect allegory for the double-edged sword of self-righteousness/despair that comes from living by the Law (or  any attempt to live consistently). Again, nothing against the environment – I ride a bike […]

I Wish that I Could Hate Justin Timberlake

He’s also supposed to be amazing in “Social Network”

Another Week Ends: Tron, Club Monaco (T. Farah), Robin Wright, NRP & Disco

1. It’s hard to read Hebrews 11:13 without thinking about the movie Tron: All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. That said, the […]

Mockingbird at the Movies: I’ve Loved You So Long

Last week while choosing a movie to rent, I stumbled upon one that I have been wanting to watch since its release last year, the French film I’ve Loved You So Long. I had thought it was a romantic comedy, but I was completely blown away by what it actually was – a story of […]