Faith on Film Festival

An interesting event at a few Hoyts cinemas around the state (particularly at the Fox Studios Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park) showcasing films relating to Christianity. It’s probably been created as a response to World Youth Day, but the selection of films looks rather conducive to church groups getting along for some sort of event of their own.

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Another “best of” list for your perusal

Courtesy of the American Film Institute, the top 10 movies in 10 different genres ranging from animation to fantasy toepic have been presented for many debates, water cooler discussions, and the like.

Of the selections, I have to say that some of the picks in the Fantasy category aren’t really what I would consider true fantasy genre movies. Groundhog Day and Big, whilst certainly great movies with innovative plotlines, don’t really share anything with the Lord of the Rings trilogy (except the fact that there are actors in both, I guess…). It must be said though that the AFI defines fantasy as:

a genre where live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world

Plus it’s a bit strange not to see a straight out comedy list (as opposed to romantic comedy), although I would not wish to be part of the selection committee for it because it would be too hard to sift through many hundreds of classic comedy films.

Over to you, film buffs…