Monday, March 28, 2016

Episode 36: Casing the Joint



We talk about Raffles, Waking Ned Devine, Catch Me If You Can, Raising Arizona, and other heist films. Also: The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

10 Movies About Resurrection


Today is Easter, the day Christians celebrate the defeat of death and the beginning of the end of this curse we bear. More than ever, with the specter of terrorism and war hanging over the world, death seems ascendant, but Easter is a reminder that darkness is defeated.

Reasonably enough, this most powerful truth echoes through the imagination of men redeemed and rebellious. Common grace manifests in our stories, revealing the power of sacrificial love, obedience to death, and life springing up from the ashes. While not all the films I list here involve literal resurrection (or even literal death), the theme here is of sacrifice, of the via dolorosa.