i genuinely dig Ricky Gervais plenty, and i’m thankful for The Office, like, for sure i appreciate his iconoclastic approach to comedy; i relate to his atheism, tho i’m not an atheist myself, as you’ll gather below however, i noticed him make a move in his recent Netflix comedy special, Ricky Gervais: Humanity, that i’d… [Read More]
you’re likely upset about what happened in Charlottesville maybe you’ve talked about it, maybe took some kind of social media stance, maybe just sort of saddened inside it’s probably super obvious to you that all these alt-right racists are wrong, that racism is wrong (“evil” as Trump (finally) put it), has always been wrong, that… [Read More]
Religion can be a beautiful thing. It can also be very dangerous. In The Student we see how someone can misuse religion in destructive ways.
A decade ago, I read Paul Young’s novel The Shack, and became intrigued by what I might ask God if I were face-to-face with the Almighty Creator of the Universe. If we’re honest with ourselves, seeing loved ones suffer and die is often the greatest challenge to our faith. For Young, the story revolved around… [Read More]
This week, Steve welcomes Peter ‘the Bearded Movie Guy’ Percival and Patrick ‘with the good beard’ Erskine to wrestle with one of director Martin Scorcese’s most nuanced works, SILENCE. Does God speak in the silence of our suffering? How does faith interact with action? All this and more, only on ScreenFish. Want to continue to… [Read More]
2016 retrospectives understandably multiply at the moment, as does the sentiment that 2016 sucked, on the whole in general, esp in terms of what memes get play on Facebook, that’s probably accurate many are pointing, still, with dystopian, apocalyptic fervor, at the ascension of the one they call Trump fair enough and agreed (but read… [Read More]
The end of planet earth is a topic many people discuss and debate today: How’s it going to happen? Who’s going to set the pieces in motion? Are we going to be around to see it happen with our own eyes?
Death and the afterlife are two things we’re going to have to deal with at some point. Why not talk about them?
ABC’s new comedy, The Muppets, premiered this week. The show is a mix of nostalgia, bringing to mind The Muppet Show (1976-1981), and a modern day drama. Using a page out of the writer’s room of Modern Family or Parks and Recreation, The Muppets follows the crew of a late night television show, Up Late with Miss… [Read More]
Foxcatcher is as difficult to write about as it was to watch. I have seen it three or four times now, and it does not lessen the difficulty of watching such a tense and dramatic film.