Monthly Archives: August 2010

Get Low Review

“Robert Duvall returns as  a wooly hermit named Felix Bush and proves that he still has what it takes to carry a movie.”

Read my review @ RELEVANT Magazine.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Review

“This kind of romance doesn’t require depth; it’s juvenile, irrational, adventurous – while at the same time totally pertinent. And such is the spirit of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”

Read on @ Dallas Morning News.

The Father of My Children Review

“If it weren’t for mood and subtleties, this realistic drama could have become a hackneyed sap fest. Instead, it comes to the screen as a sensuous and sophisticated work of art.”

Read my debut review @ Dallas Morning News.

Writing for Dallas Morning News

I’ve been reviewing movies for a little over seven months now, initially not knowing where it would lead me. So far it’s given me countless opportunities with RELEVANT Magazine including articles for the print mag, an internship with Pegasus News, some neat assignments with Christianity Today and, now, a huge opportunity with Dallas Morning News. Continue reading

Vincere Review

“From beautiful, artistic visuals with colorful detail, to a moving story made resonant by powerful performances, to a profound exploration of the human condition and its relationship to love and political hysteria, this historical drama by Italian writer-director Marco Bellocchio is cinema at its finest.”

Read my review @ Pegasus News.

Slavery and Christianity

My pastor, Matt Chandler, is currently teaching from the book of Colossians. Four weeks ago he taught on chapter 3, verses 18-19, one of the controversial passages about wives submitting to their husbands, and gave some great insight on how it’s been mistranslated by both Christians and skeptics. The following week he taught on the next two verses about children obeying their parents. During that particular message, I couldn’t help but look down at my Bible and see what verses followed: “Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Continue reading

Dinner for Schmucks Review

“Roach has made an unaccomplished, lowbrow comedy that fails to take advantage of talent and gets lost in itself by trying to be satirical without being smart.”

Read my review @ RELEVANT Magazine.

Reforming the Blog

In the past, I used this blog to simply archive links to my published work. Now, however, I’ve decided to use it for that and other things, like actual blogging.

I also plan to feature copy I’ve written on the job, thus, showcasing pretty much everything I write/have written.