Guest / Limited Access /

An influential film critic, screenwriter, and producer, as well as a novelist, Greene's rich insights into the art and industry of cinema permeate this collection of reviews, essays, and other film writings.

Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture from 'The Exorcist' to 'Seinfeld'
Thomas S. Hibbs (Spence Publishing)

Baylor University professor of philosophy Hibbs's provocative book contemplates Nietzsche's legacy and how popular culture expresses and shapes attitudes toward good and evil.

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue: Second Edition
Robert K. Johnston (Baker Academic)

Fuller Theological Seminary professor of theology and culture Johnston's classic book offers a historical, theological, and critical road map to thinking Christianly about movies.

An Experiment in Criticism
C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press)

Though focused on literature, Lewis's proposal to turn criticism on its head, contemplating different ways of reading as a key to evaluating artistic merit, applies equally to all art forms.

Through a Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth and Evil in the Movies
Jeffrey Overstreet (Regal Books)

Former CT film critic and columnist Overstreet's engaging "travelogue of dangerous moviegoing" is part movie journal, part philosophical and critical inquiry. Great recommendations.


Related Elsewhere:

The Graham Greene Film Reader, Shows About Nothing, Reel Spirituality, An Experiment in Criticism, and Through a Screen Darkly are available from ChristianBook.com, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers.

Previous Top 5 lists have featured hell, heaven, technology, forgiveness, dating, poetry, C.S. Lewis, the ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Tags:
From Issue:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
RecommendedLeft Behind
Left Behind
Not a "Christian movie." Not even close.
TrendingMark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill
Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill
"I do not want to be the source of anything that might detract from our church’s mission."
Editor's PickBless This Tackle? Not a Prayer
Bless This Tackle? Not a Prayer
Christians’ misguided fight for football devotions isn’t working.
Comments
Christianity Today
My Top 5 Books on TV and Movies
hide thisSeptember September

In the Magazine

September 2011

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.