The Witch and the Horror of Eternal Consequences

Despite the growing critical group hug, the horror genre remains on the cultural fringes. Given its abiding preoccupation with fear and darkness, it’s unlikely to shift position anytime soon. Consequently, […]

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Narnia Adapted to Film: The Triune Dance

The adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia books to film is often discussed with regard to the issue of fidelity, but the reinterpretation of the texts for the purpose of adaptation […]

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C. S. Lewis, Myth, and Filmmaking

Long before history began recording them, man has communicated through stories. Stories of wonder. Stories of courage. Stories of power. Stories of gods. In today’s age, stories are released from […]

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In Page and Film: Visions of Virtue in Harry Potter

Calling Harry Potter a cultural phenomenon is scarcely an exaggeration. Few franchises have been as successful, impactful, and well-loved as the on based around J. K. Rowling’s story about a […]

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Who Authors the Authority? A Discussion of Watchmen and Rightful Rule

Since their origin, superheroes have captured our imaginations. They embody many things that we revere: strength, power, confidence, justice, and love. It goes without saying that a child stands in […]

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On Judging Movies

People have very strong opinions about movies, opinions that rival, in passionate fervor, those of politics and religion. For example, many middle-aged Star Wars fans take personal offense to The […]

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Comedy-Drama in Film: Caught Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Comedy-Drama—known by the neologism “dramedy”—is a subgenre of comedy that presents one of life’s most prevalent incongruities: sorrow and joy intermingling and wrestling. Dramedy has received mixed reactions from film […]

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