3.25.2008

Faith in Films

Last month I heaped love on AMC theaters for screening all 5 best picture nominees in one day. I've finally been able to all 5 of them. All are great films. All give insight to faith and the human condition (I love getting to say things like that).


I wanted to urge you, maybe even beg you to see 3 movies. As I watched all three I had moments where I thought, "this will preach". These weren't those "Leap of Faith" movie moments. "Leap of Faith"movie moments that have a great 2 minute clip. These are movies are something different. They have meat on the bone like a rib that can't be eaten with dainty bites. To consume it is to get dirty. Yeah, they are that good.

Suggestion 1: Juno

Suggestion 2: There will be Blood

Suggestion 3: 3:10 to Yuma
(Alan Tudyk is in this film...so many of you will realize that my recommending this is huge.)

Let's here your feedback.
Love 'em, hate 'em?
Am I nuts for thinking about screening them at church?

4 comments:

adrienne. said...

JUNO!

Juno was such a great movie, and I'm not saying that just because I love Jennifer Garner.

This movie is beyond deep and moving and gives the most insight and perspective I've seen yet into what this situation might be like. It was smart and witty, sad and hilarious.

Also, you can honestly literally feel the awkwardness in some of the situations.

I LOVE this movie. Great soundtrack too. I'm not sure about the church thing though... I'll have to sleep on it.

adrienne. said...

p.s.:

this quote ("They have meat on the bone like a rib that can't be eaten with dainty bites. To consume it is to get dirty.") made my day.

david runnels said...

during lunch on monday someone said something that made me think of the book "blue like jazz". i've been a bit descriptive since then.

adrienne. said...

adjectives are never a bad thing.