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Minisode 74: The Godfather Part II

27 Nov

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In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II, winner of Best Picture for 1974.

Minisode 73: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

12 Nov


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Best Picture of 1975.

Episode 145: Woodlawn

5 Nov


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss the Erwin Brothers’ Woodlawn and Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night.

00:00:44- Intro, International Christian Film Festival
00:06:30- Woodlawn
01:09:30- In the Heat of the Night
01:20:30- Episode wrap-up

Episode 143: Rosemary’s Baby

22 Oct


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby.

00:00:46- The Dilemma of Christian Film, Woodlawn
00:02:45- Bridge of Spies, The Inhabitants
00:03:20- Battleship Pretension Slasher Commentary
00:13:45- Rosemary’s Baby, Roman Polanski
01:14:30- Episode wrap-up

Minisode 72: Rocky

18 Sep


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss the Best Picture of 1976, John G. Avildsen’s Rocky.

Just the Same as You, by Josh Long

11 Sep

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If you haven’t seen this video yet, it was only a matter of time before you did. BuzzFeed’s recent video features self-identified Christians talking about themselves. They talk about what they are, but more importantly (so the video makers think) about what they are not. The socio-political aim of the video is obvious from the things they abjure: homophobia, ignorance, conservatism, etc. While many Christian opponents to gay marriage are offended at the implicit suggestion that they are the “really terrible people” in Christianity, others saw the video as a refreshing, positive spin on Christianity. To the question of why BuzzFeed would create this video, the answer is probably that it’s an attempt to re-engineer their social image after Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith claimed there were “not two sides” to the gay marriage debate. The deeper questions begin to blossom when we examine the culture’s perspective on Christianity, the Christian response to cultural morality, and the church’s desire for relevance and acceptance.

Whether intentionally or not, BuzzFeed’s video starts with an implied description of how the United States culture at large sees Christians. If the culture didn’t see Christians as “closed-minded, ignorant, judgmental ” for example, there would be no reason for these Christians to specify that they are not. And why are Christians seen this way? Perhaps there’s a hint in the video itself, as these same individuals assure us they are not “homophobic” or “conservative.” It’s not a big leap to say that culturally, all of these things are seen to go hand-in-hand.


Minisode 71: Annie Hall

10 Sep


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, Best Picture of 1977.

Episode 138: War Room

4 Sep


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Alex Kendrick’s War Room and Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm.

00:00:44- Episode intro, Alpha Omega Con, Lavalantula
00:09:45- Christian film fatigue, War Room
01:25:10- The Ice Storm
01:33:30- Marriage and prayer
01:57:30- Episode wrap-up, Wes Craven tribute

Minisode 70: The Deer Hunter

21 Aug


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter, the Best Picture of 1978.

Episode 135: Love & Mercy

7 Aug


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy and David Cronenberg’s Spider.

00:00:50- Intro, update on Josh, The Deer Hunter
00:08:00- Love & Mercy
01:07:00- Spider
01:37:15- Episode wrap-up