Episode 124: with special guest Reed Lackey

19 Feb

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In this episode, Tyler is joined by Reed Lackey to discuss 50 Shades of Grey, The Wicker Man, and discernment.


18 Feb

Minisode 57: Rain Man

13 Feb


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss the Best Picture of 1988, Rain Man, directed by Barry Levinson.

Episode 123: Birdman

6 Feb


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman and Spike Jonze’s Adaptation.


00:00:44- Intro, The Imitation Game, That’s Not Funny
00:02:45- International Christian Film Festival- Donations Welcome
00:05:10- Birdman
01:11:10- Adaptation.
01:35:10- Episode wrap-up

Puzzle Maker, by Reed Lackey

3 Feb


Picture with me, for a moment, a machine. It has its own circuits, electrical impulses, and energy source. But this machine’s purpose extends beyond programmable functions to re-programmable functions. In other words, this machine can learn, can reason, and can deduce. It can evolve.


Tolerance, by Robert Hornak

1 Feb

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Whether or not you are Charlie Hebdo, current events make it obvious that comedy can be a lightning rod for dubiously justified anger.  It’s always been so, as Mike Celestino’s ambitiously-scoped documentary That’s Not Funny illustrates, but the shock is that these days the expression of that anger can run the broad gamut from heckling a comedian to storming the offices of a leftist humor magazine with automatic weapons.  Perhaps perversely, one aches while watching the film, which was produced before the Paris attack, wishing Celestino had just waited a few more months so he could include that most tragic of examples.  But there’s enough grist for the mill in the history of American comedy to help him preach his sermon, and Celestino covers it all.


Minisode 56: Driving Miss Daisy

30 Jan


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Bruce Beresford’s Driving Miss Daisy, the Best Picture of 1989.

Growing Up, by Reed Lackey

20 Jan

For about six months now, I’ve been trying to figure out what the big deal is about Boyhood. I had heard about the inventive filmmaking technique (segments filmed once a year for twelve years so that the actors age with the story), and that concept thrilled and fascinated me. I’ve enjoyed most of director Richard Linklater’s other works– particularly his Before trilogy of movies with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy– and the initial critical praise was overwhelmingly positive.


Episode 122: with special guest Corbin Bernsen

14 Jan


In this episode, Tyler and Josh are joined by actor/director Corbin Bernsen to discuss his faith, career, and the state of Christian film.

Tyler in Miami!

10 Jan