In Film Forum's final week at CT Movies, Jeffrey Overstreet reflects on the column's seven-year run. Plus: Wilberforce's testimony dazzles us in Amazing Grace, but The Astronaut Farmer, The Number 23, and Reno 911: Miami are disappointing.
What did Christian film critics make of the new family film Bridge to Terabithia, hellish comic book hero (played by Nicolas Cage) in Ghost Rider, or the conflicted Catholic criminal of Breach? What did they think? Find out, along with more reviews of Music and Lyrics and Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu wins year-end raves, but who saw it? Plus, reviews of God Grew Tired of Us, The Hitcher, and additional reviews of Pan's Labyrinth, Miss Potter, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good German, Thr3e, and Primeval.
Christian film reviewers recommend Miss Potter and, to a lesser degree, Stomp the Yard. They also weigh in on Alpha Dog, Notes on a Scandal, Primeval, and Arthur and Invisibles. Plus, more views on Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Freedom Writers, The Queen, Children of Men, Venus, The Painted Veil, and Code Name: The Cleaner, and a comparison of Stranger than Fiction and Facing the Giants.
Christian critics consider Dreamgirls, Children of Men, Letters from Iwo Jima, Pan's Labyrinth, We Are Marshall, The Good Shepherd, and Night at the Museum. Plus, new reviews of Rocky Balboa, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Charlotte's Web.
Charlotte's Web is a good family film, Rocky Balboa makes a successful return, The Pursuit of Happyness is an admirable father/son tale, and Eragon ...well, let's just say that this dragon has no fire.
Christian critics are upset over Borat, mixed about Babel, but having fun with Flushed Away. Also, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, The Great Warming, and further perspectives on Little Children, Marie Antoinette, The Prestige, and Flags of Our Fathers.
Little Children is getting great reviews, but is it showing anywhere? Plus, Catch a Fire, Conversations with God, Saw III, Running with Scissors, and more reviews of Flags of Our Fathers and Marie Antoinette.
Christian film critics are divided over One Night with the King, but they crown The Queen a winner. Plus, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, Man of the Year, Driving Lessons, The Marine, and The Grudge 2.
Christian film critics on The Departed, 49 Up, The Last King of Scotland, Employee of the Month, Love's Abiding Joy, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Plus, additional views on Jackass 2, Jesus Camp, and, 25 years later, Chariots of Fire.