Media Matters Archive
Small Town Heroes
The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.
This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.
The Skeleton Twins
While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.
And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.
Not only is the acting superb across the board but, writer Beresford has magically found time to develop at least a dozen characters, giving one after another their own personal moment to shine.
Woman to Woman
Love songs tend to offer only one side of the story, or one emotional response.
Frank isn’t a biopic, but rather a fictitious look at how artistry, mental illness, and loyalty intersect.
But the film is more than simply a unique approach to storytelling. It also confronts viewers with the poignant passage of time and how quickly our lives go by.
If we think of Father James’ life as a metaphor for the church, we are offered a wise reflection on how the entire church might wrestle with its own faithfulness to Jesus in the 21st century, a time when the church is often viewed as an enemy to society.