Monthly Archives: December 2012

The (Other) Best Movie of 2012


In early 2012 Michael Dunaway, one of the editors and founders of Paste Magazine, and I exchanged a few emails about the 2011 film Margaret. We never really finished the conversation, but Michael went ahead and posted the discussion.

Read the article at Paste.

Django Unchained Review


Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained from the get-go appears to boast noble aspirations, namely to be romantic. But given the gluts of its director, it, alas, proves to be anything but that.

Read my review at Relevant.

This Is 40 Review


Judd Apatow might just be the dirtiest moralizer in all of Hollywood. His comedies boast some of the foulest language and humor of their genre, but, at the same time, they celebrate traditional religious values.

Read my review at Paste.

Zero Dark Thirty Review


Given the ambiguities and a range of opinions, it should be no surprise that Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s smart and exciting thriller about the hunt for—and killing of—bin Laden appears to offer no concrete answers to such questions. But if one looks closely enough, the film’s realistic, almost journalistic, aesthetic actually does provide some answers.

Read my review at Christianity Today.