The Lord of the Rings
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The Hidden Purpose of the Hobbit's Adventure
Gandalf promises Bilbo Baggins a "profitable" quest, but the wizard has a different sort of treasure in mind.
Tolkien: Man Behind the Myth
At odds with his world, he created another.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Tolkien's classic quest is interpreted through the wider lens of his full Middle-Earth works.
Tolkien's Epic Wins 11 Overdue Oscars; Passion "Grosses" Greatly
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ties the Oscar record. The Passion of The Christ, a "loser" with critics, is a box office blockbuster. Meanwhile, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is dirty and dumb, Twisted is torture, Eurotrip is trash, and Clifford's Big Movie charms the kids.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: The Doom of Choice
Fate, free will, and moral responsibility in Tolkien.
The Return of the King: Best Picture, Perhaps, But Not Best Version
The author of The Battle for Middle-Earth examines the missing theology of the cinematic blockbuster.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Christian virtues of humility and sacrifice filter through a tarnished triumph.