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A Bloody-Disgusting blogger seems very pleased by the Top 25.

I'll defer to the apostle Paul on this one: "For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." Amen, brother.

::thumbsupup::

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A blog.

A blog.

A blog (this is the link to the translated page).


"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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SDG wrote:

: I've moved the posts on horror in relation to the cross, the Bible etc. to the "Inspirational Horror" thread.

Since that's a pretty long (and old) thread, here's a link to what seems to be the first of the moved posts (unless any other posts are going to be moved, too).


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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A blog.

ETA:

A blog (focusing on the Top 25 Horror Films list).

A blog.

Edited by Darryl A. Armstrong

"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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First Things (SDG).

(This is my first piece for them. FWIW, getting it to print took longer than I expected (it was meant to run before the Oscars), and it's a somewhat different piece than it started out.)


“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” — Flannery O'Connor

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Fantastic, Steven!


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Fantastic, Steven!

Thanks Christian! Everyone, please feel free to stop by and comment ... They posted the story on Monday to maximize comment potential, so all comments are welcome.


“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” — Flannery O'Connor

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Indeed!

Others might wonder: What about Citizen Kane?

stef loy is The Others.


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Indeed!

Others might wonder: What about Citizen Kane?

stef loy is The Others.

:lol: I'm pretty sure the question was raised earlier, but yeah.


“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” — Flannery O'Connor

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Others might wonder: What about Citizen Kane?

stef loy is The Others.

That would look awesome on a movie poster.


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Terry Moran of ABC News via a recent Tweet.

"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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Nice that he has 1.3 million followers....

Now just to get Charlie Sheen's attention...

Can we do a "Top 25 Films that Plan Better"?

Edited by M. Leary

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Nice that he has 1.3 million followers....

Now just to get Charlie Sheen's attention...

Can we do a "Top 25 Films that Plan Better"?

Of all the people to descend a thread here into Charlie Sheen-isms... you Leary? Et tu?


"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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A blog.

ETA:

My blog.

A blog.

A blog.

A blog.

Edited by Darryl A. Armstrong

"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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Today, A.O. Scott posted a video review of The Passion of Joan of Arc at The New York Times.

I tweeted that the had just highlighted the film that we'd voted #1 in the Arts and Faith Top 100 Films list.

A.O. Scott responded!

"@Jeff_Overstreet Great list! Turns out I've done Critics' Pick Web vids on 17 out of 100, with at least a score more on the to do list."

Bizarre. In the course of two weeks, I exchanged words with Elvis Mitchell, Justin Chang, and A.O. Scott.

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P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

Takin' 'er easy for all you sinners at lookingcloser.org. Also abiding at Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Scott's a great critic, one of the ones worth reading often, so I'm glad he would say that about the Top 100.


That's just how eye roll.

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Very cool for you and the board, Jeffrey!

Edited by Christian

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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From a friend in Spokane, WA:

Hi Greg,

I wanted to thank you again for continuing to publish and promote your Faith and Arts Top 100. I imagine I am not the first but wanted to let you know we've started a film club over here in Spokane that is going through the films, not in an entirely orderly fashion, but we are plowing through. I have a bizarre and somewhat stressful matrix of variables I try and juggle when selecting the film each month.

We have about 10 people coming regularly and are keeping it small intentionally. There is an element of forced coziness as our basement TV room is long and narrow so seating is a bit limited. The TV itself is late '90's vintage with only moderate picture quality. Overall I guess you could say we are experiencing the films under hardship conditions. Great bonding is occurring on many levels. I'm sure before long, we'll be hiking together as well.

So far, we've tackled Babette's Feast, Summer Hours, It's a Wonderful Life, the Seventh Seal and most recently, Sullivan's Travels. Most of us haven't seen any of these films and we're all learning a great deal together as a little film community.

Thanks again and we are grateful for your work,

Nancy J.

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A blog: "Something’s seriously wrong with this list."

First Things recently reposted a review of one of the previous lists.


"It's a dangerous business going out your front door." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
"I want to believe in art-induced epiphanies." -- Josie
"I would never be dismissive of pop entertainment; it's much too serious a matter for that." -- NBooth

"If apologetics could prove God, I would lose all faith in Him." -- Josie

"What if--just what if--the very act of storytelling is itself redemptive? What if gathering up the scraps and fragments of a disordered life and binding them between the pages of a book in all of their fragmentary disorder is itself a gambit against that disorder?" -- NBooth

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