The Alternative Christmas Film Festival

I'm just about done with all the X-Mas hubbub—the relentless advertising, the schmaltz, the earworms on a loop at the grocery store. And if you're like me, you have some ambivalence around the holidays, along with movies that celebrate Christmas. Sure, I'll probably watch about 30 minutes of the evergreen It's A Wonderful Life on one of its…Read More

Exodus: Gods And Kings — Biblical blah blah

Directed by Ridley Scott, Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, and Steven Zaillian  When I saw Noah earlier this year, I wondered who it was made for. Studio heads must be thinking with the right Biblical story they might have another Passion Of The Christ-level success, getting the devout Christians out to the movies.…Read More