Garret Brown, inventor of the Steadicam, fielded questions about his career in the movies for nearly an hour tonight at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. He spoke following a sold-out screening of Blow Out (1981), director Brian De Palma’s political crime thriller. After narrating a brief reel of Steadicam work from a variety of films, […]
3 Reasons to Watch Woman on the Run
Even if you’re not a film noir fan, Woman on the Run (1950) deserves your attention. Yes, director Norman Foster’s movie is a mystery played out in a shadowy world of hardened crooks, hard-nosed detectives, and some eccentric characters. And it has an existential concern, as film noir movies often do. But Woman on the […]
Although Godzilla is more famous and still stars in the occasional movie, another prehistoric peril beat him to the punch.
5 Key Moments from Crossfire (1947)
“Crossfire,” the 1947 film noir starring Robert Young as a detective investigating a hate crime, is engrossing and all too timely.
The end of “2001: A Space Odyssey” speaks to our desire for transcedence. Christ promises to help us not transcend but fully realize our humanity.
Where did all the aliens from the Star Wars prequels go by the time of the original trilogy? The answer has ramifications for us this Advent.
The Lady Galadriel is a moving and meaningful image of divine grace, an image we need as we continue to walk in darkness today.
The Fremen longed for their Kwisatz Haderach. God’s people longed, and long, for a Savior. Will we welcome the unexpected Savior we receive?
Star Trek II Minutes 4-7
I remember reading, in one of those old Best of Trek paperback volumes, a fan expressing his or her displeasure with the martial atmosphere of Star Trek II. “What terrible disasters must have happened,” this fan asked, “to have caused Starfleet to become so militaristic overnight?” I’m paraphrasing the question (my Best of Trek books […]
In 2012, I blogged a short series for The Sci-Fi Christian called “Thirty Things to Love About Star Trek II.” It “counted down” to the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, still my favorite Star Trek film and one of my favorite movies overall. Next year, a decade […]