Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “film”

LA Welfare-Dependent Film Industry

When the Bayou State stopped paying Hollywood to film in Louisiana, moviemakers hit the road

Posted March 29th, 2016

How to Make a God Movie

There are good religious movies being made today — just not where you think

Posted March 20th, 2015

The NotMaybe-So-Great ‘Beauty’

Dead souls in the Eternal City

Posted March 9th, 2015

50 Shades of Barbarism

What are you reading, and watching, instead of 50 Shades of Grey?

Posted February 13th, 2015

Is This Subsidy Good For Christian Art?

Sam M. sends along an interesting story from the Hollywood Reporter. Excerpt: …

Posted February 15th, 2014

Good Film Violence, Bad Film Violence

“12 Years a Slave” and “The Passion of the Christ” deployed violence to very different receptions.

Posted January 22nd, 2014

Horror Films & The Mystery Of Evil

Commenting on The Exorcist at 40, Tom Hibbs contrasts that film with …

Posted November 1st, 2013

Tears Of Repentance, Tears Of Mercy

My pastor said in his homily today: This is the summation of …

Posted September 29th, 2013

Shanda Fur Die Breeders

Ever heard the Yiddish phrase shanda fur die goyim? A shanda fur …

Posted September 9th, 2013

This Is The Market

So, I had an illuminating and unsentimental conversation with a film and …

Posted June 14th, 2013

On Not Seeing Terrence Malick’s Art

I don’t know about you, but director Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of …

Posted May 1st, 2013

It’s Different With Kids

What you see in movies (and the wider culture) changes when you become a parent.

Posted December 27th, 2012

Hobbitses! We Got Hobbitses!


Posted September 19th, 2012

Pauline Kael & The Power of Criticism

Here’s a terrific essay by the great Clive James, reviewing a collection …

Posted August 27th, 2012

Murat Palta, Neo-Ottoman Genius

Victor Morton bait! Istanbul-based artist Murat Palta has created a series of …

Posted July 26th, 2012

Worst Hollywood Jesus Idea

If you want to make a tidy sum, short Paul Verhoeven’s stock: …

Posted June 20th, 2012