“500 Days of Summer”

Few would argue that “Annie Hall” (1977) is not the definitive romantic comedy of the 1970s. The American Film Institute even went so far as to declare “Hall” to be the second greatest American romantic comedy ever – second only to...

“Away We Go”

In the midst of all the explosions, floating houses and pubescent wizards, there is a smaller, more intimate film making its way through the multiplex this summer. “Away We Go” is one of the best discoveries to be found playing in a theater near you.   The...

‘United 93’

There are some people who have made watching “The Passion of the Christ” a part of their Good Friday traditions. I have friends and family members who make a point to watch the film each year. I have not seen “The Passion” since its first...

Why the Outcry Over ‘Brokeback Mountain?’

As we move closer to this year’s Academy Awards, there seems to be more and more discussion about the frontrunner for Best Picture, “Brokeback Mountain.” Most of the discussion, especially among Christian groups, seems to focus on the homosexual...

The Best Films of 2003

Next Sunday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will recognize achievements in filmmaking by passing out awards—Oscars—to the films it chooses as the best in one of the many categories it honors. So, with those prestigious awards looming on the horizon,...