Within the independent film world, Christian-themed cinema has been a vibrant undercurrent that has been quietly growing for a number of years. One of the newest filmmakers within this genre is Judah Thomas.
In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin wrote about evolution through “natural selection” in his On the Origin of Species. Dan Faltz offers a surprising twist on the old theory in his disturbing, often farcical psychological thriller, Weak Species
Once in a while, a film comes along that forever changes our lives. Russ Emanuel manages to do this in P.J.—an award-winning film concerning an ordinary man’s extraordinary insight.
Rob Greenberg’s delightful romantic comedy, Saturday Morning, carries strong implications and a huge punch.
“Until the Light Takes Us,” a new documentary by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, tells the origin story of Black Metal.
Bright Lights Film Journal, which offers some of the finest film writing out there, took the gamble and went virtual in 1996 after an on-off history in print.
“Their game has been to privatize the entire essence of what it means to be a state–from military to disaster relief. They want these unaccountable elements. They want to turn everything that it means to be a state into a for-profit enterprise, including outsourcing the advanced interrogation techniques, which is torture.”
“When I got out of film school, there was sort of this realization like, ‘Oh my God, I have to make this happen.’ You don’t get jobs out of film school. Nobody ever says, ‘Oh, did you go to UCLA? I have a fine position for you.’”
“Wetlands was unlike any music venue or any nightclub I had ever entered, let alone one in New York City. I remember being blown away by the use of space, in particular the downstairs lounge, which was something of the ultimate chill zone.”
“The film is about fear of losing oneself. Profoundly, it’s about holding, not assimilating, integrating but not assimilating. I think assimilation is one of the worst things…this country is obsessed with assimilation. When I think about you, I will think in Spanish, and if I were to think of you in English it will not feel the same.”