In my column today on The Last Sin Eater I note how most of the secular reviewers will more than likely miss the intent of the filmmakers and who the target audience is, and instead comment based on their own worldviews and yes, prejudices. Well, I am glad to report that, for the most part, the New York Times is an exception. It’s not a glowing review, but it does give the film a fair shake which is all anyone can ask for. Critic Matt Seitz does make one error, however, saying that Henry Thomas plays the Sin Eater. Peter Wingfield plays the Sin Eater while Thomas portrays the Man of God.
Some other reviews I’ve seen are critical because they say the film will have no “crossover appeal.” As I imply in my column, who says the filmmakers had any intention of trying to “cross over?” If they knew what FoxFaith films was about, they’d understand that. And if that’s a valid criticism, then I’d like to see them condemn slasher flicks and sex raunchfests for their failure to have any “crossover appeal” to the Christian market.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?