30 Sep 2016

The movie I most frequently loan out to friends…

You try walking across Seattle alone. At night. Barefoot. My college roommate did all the time. I didn’t understand it, just as I didn’t understand his quiet demeanor, his watchfulness from the edges, or his aversion to typical college-life distractions. His after-dark disappearances intrigued me. So I took to walking

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24 Sep 2016

You’re invited to a weekly movie club…

What a rush. From 2001 – 2009, I wrote the “Film Forum” column for Christianity Today and served on the CT Movies team of film critics, publishing weekly reviews. Then, as my day job became increasingly demanding, my resources for writing began to diminish, and I had to give up all of my

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19 Sep 2016

How the Gospel brightens “A Brighter Summer Day”

More than fifteen years ago, reviewing Edward Yang’s masterpiece Yi Yi, I wrote that I “couldn’t wait” to see a film he had made nine years earlier — another highly praised epic about generations of one Taiwanese family: A Brighter Summer Day. Well, I did wait. And wait. And wait.

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14 Sep 2016

What are you eager to see?

What movie are you most looking forward to seeing between now and New Year’s Day 2017?

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