Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Good Movies

Now for something a little less controversial.

Justin Taylor links to a list of "The Ten Most Redeeming Films of 2008." You can check out the list HERE.

Any thoughts?

Any you would add to or take off the list?

4 comments:

Fusion! said...

As I mentioned at B2W, the term redemptive (it's called the 10 most redemptive films) is being pressed thin. It's interesting that a few posts before, B2W posted an article on the difficulties of being relevant that hits it on the nose: we're moving to a place where everything is being made spiritual. I hope we are more guarded in the use of the term redemptive.

Alan Thomas said...

The Arts+Faith folks (including several professional Christian critics) have compiled their 2008 lists here--they don't use the term "redemptive" so much as "spiritually significant".

For what it's worth, the astounding, amazing A+F Top100 list (all time "spiritually significant films" list) is here.

I very strongly recommend most of the films on the Top100 list--and we'll be updating the list this year. Here's a shameless plug: All registered A+F users will get an invitation to participate.

Alan Thomas said...

One more quick comment (or two): With a new baby this year, I just didn't get out to the cinemas like I used to; I don't know when I'll restart the COS MoviesMatter group.

But, among the A+F reviewers, here are a few I really would highlight as having a good eye for great films: Jeffrey Overstreet and Steve Greydanus--both of whom are also regular reviewers for Christianity Today.

Alan Thomas said...

Some commentary on CT's list.