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Undefended: Heresies & Blasphemies

This week, five cinematic blasphemies. Your blasphemies, that is. Five opinions about this or that film, this or that actor, this or that director, whatever you like, which are simply unacceptable within the world of film criticism. Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette: Until the last fifteen minutes, Casablanca is a boring film about whining drunkards. The Lion…Read On

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Weigh In: Should We Be Concerned About “Christian Movies”?

Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette: Very interesting question. Before I answer, what do you mean by “concerned”? Do you mean concerned as in worried about their bad impact or concerned as in wanting to make more of better quality? Or something completely different? Joshua Gibbs: I nearly asked, “Are Christian movies any good?” but I thought it…Read On

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Is It Okay To Not Like The Classics?

“All things are wearisome; man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.” -Ecclesiastes 1:8 You will never read enough. You will never see enough. For some, a tantalizing prospect. For others, a sad frustration. Hang around a classical school long enough and…Read On

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Undefended: Movies On Ice.

This week, most of the country is under snow and ice. This week’s Undefended prompt: Top five scenes on snow and ice. Timothy Lawrence: Charlie Foster Kane’s childhood (Citizen Kane) David’s prayers to the Blue Fairy (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) AT-AT attack on the Rebel base (The Empire Strikes Back) Kanji Watanabe singing on the swing…Read On

Undefended: When Do We Actually Need A Remake?

This week, FilmFisher writers were given the following prompt: “There’s way, way too many remakes going on, and nine times out of ten, films are being remade that ought to be left alone. This week, come up with five films made during the Hays Code era (let us agree on a sharp enforcement of this…Read On