Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:03 pm MDT
We geeks feel a compulsion to assign every movie to a ranking on a series of arbitrary lists. Why on earth does this matter? I don’t know. But does it matter? Why, yes. Yes, it does.
Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:02 pm MDT
The fatal flaw of the “Noah” movie is that its director, who doesn’t believe in God, doesn’t understand him, either.
Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:49 am MDT
Even a bad cinematic adaptation of the Noah story will send people back to Genesis to see where the filmmakers got it wrong.
Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:56 pm MDT
Charlie Brown is coming back. I didn’t realize, until I saw the trailer to the new "Peanuts" movie, just how much I’d missed him.
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:01 pm MDT
Even if the filmmakers really were trying to use “The Lego Movie” to brainwash our children into hating free markets, most kids know the difference between a good story and propaganda.
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:53 pm MST
The decline of comics pages in newspapers may be directly attributable to the end of Calvin and Hobbes.
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:14 pm MST
Some say we should separate the art from the artist. But, in light of accusations about Woody Allen's alleged sordid personal life, I won't be buying a ticket to any of his movies any time soon.
Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:02 pm MST
Shirley Temple made one film that left an indelible impression on me that continues to this day — 1940’s “The Blue Bird.”
Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:02 pm MST
Writers and filmmakers need to respect their audience enough to honor the rules of their fictional creations that they themselves establish.
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:54 pm MST
Movies that show people making bad choices glamorize their subjects in a way that reality television does not.