Category Archives: Flannery O’Connor

Lenten Movies: Wise Blood

As the great John Huston’s career began to wind down, he turned his directorial talent to several eclectic and unusual projects.  Some became classics, like 1982’s Annie, and others faded into oblivion, some justly and some unjustly.  1979’s Wise Blood was forgotten unjustly, … Continue reading

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Son of God: the Good, the Bad, and the Kitschy

The recent film Son of God, based on the wildly popular series The Bible (creative, huh?), has not been at the top of my list of movies to see in 2014.  Everything about its extensive advertisements made me cringe.  But, I watch … Continue reading

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The Fantasy of Realism

With the Academy Awards fast approaching, I’m doing my best to see at least all of the Best Picture nominees (a dreary task I’m none too enthused about).  Yesterday I made myself go and see Dallas Buyers’ Club.  There is a … Continue reading

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Christian Fiction as Pornography

People who have known me long enough know I have an almost pathological hatred for a little film called Faith Like Potatoes.  I wrote a review of it here.  I tend to single this one film out, but it is merely … Continue reading

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Parker’s Back and the Buddy Christ Theodicy

Parker’s Back is one of Flannery O’Connor’s funniest short stories. It also happens to be one of the few that doesn’t end in tragedy.  Despite this, the implications of Parker’s Back are of the utmost importance.  It is the story … Continue reading

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