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January 5, 2009

Movie reviews-a disclaimer

So, I've been wanting to do some short movie reviews on the blog for awhile, similar to how Kristen does her book reviews.

Two things have hindered me--time, and the fact that I don't completely know who my readership is. There are movies we feel free to watch that might be offensive to others. I feel that most films/art works/books/etc. fall into the area of Christian liberty, but people have different limits/abilities/sensitive areas than others. And I want to be respectful of that.

On the other hand, I don't want to create reviews that just point out what might be offensive in a film. If you were just cataloging "offensive" moments, Schindler's List would probably be off-the-charts. But that doesn't make it any less of an important film. In fact, I believe it should be "offensive": what happened in the Holocaust should be portrayed "offensively."

So, I'm not planning to spend the bulk of my reviews analyzing what might be offensive in a film. And there may be things that offend you in the films that I review, so use your discretion. Here's a link to a site that evaluate film's content--Kids in Mind, if that is helpful to you.

film reviews , movies | By Tim and Jo | 12:54 PM


Reading your entry makes me think of the time I recommended Monsters Ball to my parents to watch. Ack! It wasn't until two years later that I realized that might have been a mistake--but they are grownups. You see when I viewed it, it was a very edited version for inflight viewing on an international flight. When I viewed the film in its unedited state I realized that I should no longer recommend movies I see on airplane rides until I see the original versions.

Looking forward to your reviews!!

Posted by: austina at January 5, 2009 4:11 PM

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