Advantageous is the kind of movie that is asking questions. It is certainly not a manifest success, but its matters of contention are bold in number and unnervingly prescient, and I highly recommend it.
Advantageous is currently streaming on Netflix. Read More
Prior to even skimming the topics raised on the bus, I found myself reflecting on my own heart of darkness. The deep insight of the film as I saw it was that the actions, and even the personalities, of the guards and the prisoners were severely situational. Read More
Having been no more than a handful of films with a crew Q&A, and none in recent memory, I’d forgotten what an indelible experience it is. Mr. Demange fielded a few questions, and shared a bit about his use of steadicam, his penchant for long-lens shots, and his dislike of jumbled action sequences. These were interesting enough, but then Mr. Demange switched gears, from the technical to the philosophical, and I found myself grateful to be in that particular room on that particular evening in that peculiar town. Read More
by Peter Boumgarden
Reposted from The Christian Century
2014 has been described as the year that Hollywood found faith. But if the first-ever panel on faith and film at the Sundance Film Festival is any indication, the discovery of theological depth is still quite a ways off.
by Evan Koons
Reposted from Letters to the Exiles
Surrounded by all this art, I realized it takes a lot of time and patience and commitment to experience art. There’s no tangible, quantifiable outcome to taking time out to behold and contemplate. You’re just, sort of, approaching mysteries (art, creations) and seeing and hearing what they have to say. Read More
by Brett Beasley
Reposted from Curator Magazine
Isn’t that why a “mountaintop experience” like Sundance is more important today than ever before? Like Moses at Mount Sinai or Roy Neary at Devil’s Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, we are looking for an experience that—despite it lasting for a moment—transforms us permanently. Read More
by Cassandra Lawrence
Reprinted from The Blue Yarn
Spiritual retreats, or church conferences generally skew in two directions. A quiet week of conversation, reflection, and community-building anchored either by the sound of rustling trees or gentle waves. The second, cold hotels and conference centers packed with attendees, speakers, and lots of books for sale. Into the Noise doesn't do either. Read More