Creed, Human Clay (1999) BY: Denis Haack Creed’s lyrics tackle serious topics—sin, conscience, the joy on discovering you will soon be a father, forgiveness, abortion—and in terms that should cause Christians to stop and listen.
Sigur Rós, Takk/Thanks (1997) BY: Denis Haack Using a wide variety of strangely intriguing sounds, a haunting falsetto, and numerous instruments, their music invites us simultaneously to the strange, the sublime, and a spirituality rooted in the earth.
Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989)
Three Colors Trilogy: Blue (1993), White (1994), Red (1994) (Krzysztof Kieslowski) BY: Denis Haack Sometimes if the film is good enough and its story told well, a character or image will lodge in the imagination like a splinter, making us wonder and think, pondering its meaning.
Chocolat (Lasse Hallström, 2000) BY: Denis Haack Chocolat is at once a whimsical fairy tale that takes place “once upon a time” and also a postmodern fable about neo-paganism, Christianity, and the quest for tolerance in a pluralistic world.
Contact (Robert Zemeckis, 1997) BY: Denis Haack Word is out, in some circles, that Christians should avoid this film like the plague. My take on the film is slightly different. I would say that if Christians see only one film this summer, they should see this one.
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989) BY: Denis Haack This film is driven by hapless humor and intense ironies, both of which seem to come by way of Allen’s uncanny ability to shrug off deeply hurtful situations with jokes, riddles and banter.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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