Category Archive: FILM

7 Reasons People of Faith Should See THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

The Theory of Everything explores the life of Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne.) While certainly giving screen time to his work, the film concentrates most of its efforts on Hawking’s relationships, specifically with his… Continue reading

The Overnighters: What Does It Mean To Be Good?

What does it mean to be good? What does it really mean to love your neighbor? If you’re like me, theory is much easier to come by than practice. I talk a good… Continue reading

JOHN BUCHER’s script JIMMY EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – Semi-Finalist in Major Fests

I am excited to announce that my script JIMMY EMPIRE STRIKES BACK has been selected as a semi finalist in the 2014 Hollyshorts Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition. The winning script will be produced.… Continue reading

DEATH OF THE FILM CRITIC

I had the privilege of leading a discussion on the death of the film critic at Reel Spirituality 2011 in Pasadena, CA. last weekend. Elvis Mitchell (The Treatment), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Mark… Continue reading

Thoughts on Jason Retiman’s UP IN THE AIR

At the risk of looking like I am jumping on the band wagon, I wish to offer my praise for Jason Reitman’s UP IN THE AIR. This was the first film that I… Continue reading

Thoughts on John Lee Hancock’s THE BLINDSIDE

I had no plans to see this film. I was talked in to it by people whose cinematic opinions I trust. Once I was in the theater and saw John Lee Hancock’s name… Continue reading

Thoughts on Chris Weitz’s NEW MOON

Since I am currently working on a book dealing with faith and the current vampire craze in pop culture, I will save all metaphoric connections and more in-depth thoughts for my longer work.… Continue reading

Thoughts on Lee Daniels’ PRECIOUS

I have often looked at some who’s lives have intersected with my own and asked how people keep their dreams alive. Hope is a powerful force. Sometimes people don’t need much to believe… Continue reading

Thoughts on Lars Van Trier’s ANTICHRIST

Lars Van Trier has been a filmmaker that has long troubled me. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with his work. I had a conversation with a friend this week who… Continue reading

“BETTY FORD AND I” nears completion

Today, my scriptwriting partner, Pete Schwartz, and I locked in what will likely be the final changes on our first feature together titled BETTY FORD AND I. Once we have it registered with… Continue reading