Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Kindlings Muse presents the Theology of the Best Picture Nominees

The Kindlings Muse, one of the absolute best podcasts on the net, presents its annual discussion of the theology of the best picture nominees.

In our week-long series on Christian best movie lists, this is perhaps the least representative of the kind of movies we review on this podcast/blog. For obvious reasons, even the best Christian films aren't going to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards anytime soon. Or ever.

But I did see most of the films that are nominated for best picture, and I thought all of them were excellent. I especially liked Juno and There Will Be Blood, and I didn't really care much for Atonement. I can tell you without a doubt that all of the nominated films are worth watching if you like movies. If you're looking for good movies safe for Christian audiences, then tune in to the next episode of the podcast for a special feature on that.

This podcast also has a great discussion on the purpose of art, and how explicitly Christian art is failing in contemporary times. It all boils down to weather or not you think that art should raise important questions, or if it should simply tell you what you already know.

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