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The Fear of God: Saw

1 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss James Wan’s Saw.

Episode 225: The Invisible Man

27 Mar

In this episode, Tyler discusses Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man and Dallas Hallam & Patrick Horvath’s Entrance.

The Fear of God: House of 1,000 Corpses

25 Mar

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses.

Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema (trailer)

24 Mar

Tyler’s documentary Reel Redemption: The Rise of Christian Cinema is now available on the Faithlife TV streaming platform.

The Fear of God: 28 Days Later

21 Mar

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Danny Boyle’s zombie epidemic film 28 Days Later.

The Fear of God: Donnie Darko

16 Mar

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

Man Camp (co-written by Josh Long)

6 Mar

A Breath of New Life, by Reed Lackey

6 Mar

Filmmakers in the faith-based genre have rarely even attempted a thriller, let alone an overt horror film. However, making a noteworthy attempt to marry religious concepts with metaphorical monsters is the recent film from writer/director Matt Long called The Red Resurrection. The film cleverly layers its Christian metaphors into its plot while remaining remarkably even-handed, although it can’t quite overcome the obvious stylistic restraints of a limited budget and a first time filmmaker.

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Misfire, by Bob Connally

5 Mar

In the years since his final appearance as Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe has made interesting and admirable career choices. Steering away from other big franchises, he’s taken chances with live theater as well as smaller films and television shows. In one of the more unique films of the past several years, Swiss Army Man, Radcliffe played a talking corpse who becomes a suicidal castaway’s new best friend. Radcliffe’s performance is truly wonderful and one of the better and more memorable film performances of the past decade. Now he stars in Guns Akimbo, a new film with a premise almost as bizarre as Swiss Army Man’s, though it sadly lacks that movie’s imagination.

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Classically Good, by Bob Connally

4 Mar

Some novels hold up as such classics that one adaptation just isn’t enough for film or television studios. Just a few months ago, Greta Gerwig’s wonderful big screen interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women became a critical and box-office success, although there have been numerous adaptations- some in different languages- produced dating back to the silent era. Gerwig’s success was due largely to her finding a way to speak to modern audiences with material that was first published 150 years ago. Her Little Women doesn’t feel like it could have been made quite that way before now, which is what makes it such a deeply worthwhile venture in a world where so many other films and mini-series’ based on the novel already exist. Now, director Autumn de Wilde is delivering the seventh adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved Emma. (There are even more if you count Clueless and its Indian remake Aisha). So does it find a way to break through as strongly as Gerwig’s Little Women? Not quite, but it still has plenty to enjoy.

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