At the close of another year, I love to ask people what their 5 favorite films, records, and (especially since it’s the rabbit room) books were of 2010. (Note: said films, records, or books need not have been released in 2010 – only discovered and enjoyed.)
2010 was an exceedingly busy year for me with little [...]
–Hey, I thought Unforgiven was the “last American Western.”
–Hey, didn’t John Wayne already make this movie?
–Hey, Jeff Bridges looks like he’s going to slaughter some dudes in a vicious, dark No Country style film.
–Hey, just watch the One Minute Review.
As an added bonus, check out these reviews as well:
–The Tourist: www.vimeo.com/17832395
Today I’m excited to introduce you, if you haven’t met, to a guy named Dave. Dave Bruno. Dave is the author of a new book, The 100 Thing Challenge. Dave and I met at Hutchmoot (The Rabbit Room retreat/conference/whatever) and spent a wonderful weekend not talking at all. He really regrets this as do, I’m [...]
Let me put this out there. Over the next month, I’ll find myself with a long span that will fill inevitably itself with fireplaces, family, friends, and falafel (first food with ‘f’ that I could think of). It will be a joyous time of crisp nights with hot cider, memorable moments with my wife and [...]
The good S.D. Smith quoted C.S. Lewis at his blog a while back:
…only Supernaturalists really see Nature. You must go a little away from her, and then turn round, and look back. Then at last the true landscape will become visible. You must have tasted, however briefly, the pure [...]
A sequel starring a woman who wasn’t even born when the first movie came out? Jeff Bridges digitally reverse-aged? Light Cycles? What’s not to love? Or, is there anything to love? Find out!
For more One Minute Reviews of potential films for young people, check these out!
The OMR of Voyage [...]
I’m on a plane flying home after the last date of the Behold The Lamb of God tour. I’m tired (to the point that I fear I’m not up for writing this post–forgive me if it meanders…), excited to see my family who I miss so much, and I’m filled with a gratitude that warms [...]
I first heard bluegrass as a 12 year old in Southern California. Lester Flatt, once a leader of Flatt & Scruggs of Beverly Hillbillies fame, was on television. I pestered my Dad for a banjo after that, and he often says he got me a banjo when I was 13 and I didn’t come out [...]
There is an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation entitled “Darmok.” The set up is that the Enterprise meets an alien race with which humanity has never been able to communicate. The humans have a “universal translator,” which means that they can understand the words that the aliens say. But they [...]
Several years ago, I discovered a book called The Ragman And Other Cries Of Faith by Walt Wangerin Jr who is, among other things, a pastor and award-winning novelist. The combination of his pastoral heart and his gift for storytelling are a potent mix that have been a companion and comfort in my journey. [...]