Would Jesus Mosh? How Christian is Christian Heavy Metal? BY: David John Seel, Jr. What makes music or musical entertainment “Christian?” These are questions being raised within Christian entertainment itself and not simply by confused teachers and parents of adolescents.
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. In The Age of Innocence, Martin Scorsese (the well-known director of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas) has made a film pitting expectation against desire, the norms and presumptions of a society against the freedoms and loves of the individual.
American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Heavy in its existential despair, American Beauty explores the relationship of death and art that twentieth-century painting has made its obsession.
Changing Lanes (Roger Michell, 2002) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Hollywood is not exactly known for films that explore the difficulty modern man has with concepts like repentance or forgiveness. Changing Lanes is a stunning exception.
Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Through a superb blend of social statement and political thriller, interest in the film spread primarily because of a shocking “secret” the plot contains, Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game became a social phenomenon.
Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins, 1995) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. The power of this film lies in the fact that Robbins does not slip into maudlin preaching about the evils of the death penalty or the inhumanity of prison life or any one of a thousand other “messages” he could have made this film about.
In & Out (Frank Oz, 1997) BY: Russell B. Ramsey This is a film with a message... and that message comes across with such a complete absence of subtlety that you might, ironically, miss it altogether in the humor.
The Last Castle (Rod Lurie, 2001) BY: Russell B. Ramsey General Irwin ignored an order that cost the lives of several men. But due to his failure to heed a direct order, he faced a trial at which he pled guilty and was expedited to serve a ten year sentence in a military prison.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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