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Undefended: The Five Most Humane Villains

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… … the five most humane villains? Summer blockbusters tend to flatten villains out until they are nothing but demons, although realistic dramas are often apt to…Read On

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Undefended: The Top 5 Summer Blockbusters Of The Last 20 Years.

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… …the top 5 greatest summer blockbusters of the last 20 years. As a slight editorial note, from here on out, the Undefended list is going to…Read On

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Objectionable Content: On Foul Language

There was a man I knew, an elder at his church, who, whenever he was called upon to announce a pregnancy, preferred the euphemism “with child” because in his youth the word “pregnant” in reference to a woman was deemed inappropriate for public use. I thought it was funny that he couldn’t bring himself to…Read On

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Undefended: Five Movies That Make You Want To Be A Better Person

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week, we’re honored to have guest contributor Doug Jones, the author of numerous books, most recently Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross.  On the…Read On

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Undefended: The Five Greatest Movie Trailers of All Time

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… …the five greatest movie trailers of all time. Joseph Gross: 1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKtWhBtvHQU 2. Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twuScTcDP_Q 3. A Scanner Darkly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVnvilLFk2Y 4. Man…Read On

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Motif: Sofia Coppola’s Car Rides

  Depending on how narrowly you define “drama,” I’m not sure Sofia Coppola has ever made one, though all her films get classed as such. When I think of a drama, I think of Ordinary People or Rain Man, something with a little high-vaulted emotion, a confession, dynamic characters and perceptible change. Someone gets judged…Read On

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Undefended: The Five Greatest Hitchcock Movies Hitchcock Never Made

Undefended is posted every Friday. All FilmFisher writers are given a prompt and respond with a list of five items, none of which are explained or rationalized. This week… …the five greatest Hitchcock movies Hitchcock never made. A single caveat: no Clouzot movies allowed.   Justin Spencer: 1. Talented Mr. Ripley 2. The Usual Suspects…Read On

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Objectionable Content: The Preface

Over the next month or so, we’ll publish a series of articles on cinematic “objectionable content”: one article on vulgar and obscene language in film, another on sex and nudity in film, and a final article on violence in film. I am not content that the Christian conversation about objectionable content has been particularly sophisticated; while…Read On