Hotel Rwanda (Terry George, 2004)

Movies

Tension between Hutus and Tutsis can be traced all the way back to the 14 th century. That was when Tutsis migrated into Hutu…

Garden State (Zach Braff, 2004)

Movies

You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn’t really your home anymore? The idea of…

Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)

Movies

Cliff Stern (Woody Allen) is an idealist filmmaker… until he’s offered a lucrative job shooting a flattering profile of a pompous TV producer (Alan…

Contact (Robert Zemeckis, 1997)

Movies

Word is out, in some circles, that Christians should avoid this film like the plague. “The movie is so blatant and one-sided in its…

Chocolat (Lasse Hallström, 2000)

Movies

Chocolat is a charming movie, a whimsical fairy tale that takes place “once upon a time” in an isolated and far-off French village. It…

Chicago (Rob Marshall, 2002)

Movies

Judged by traditional values, criminals are objects of reproach and scorn. But judged by the values of entertainment, which is how the media now…

Foreign Bodies (Hwee Hwee Tan, 1997)

Books

I first heard of Foreign Bodies, a novel by a young Oxford educated Singaporean writer now living in New York, in a review in…