As was announced a week ago, Let There Be Movies is closing up shop here and merging with Reel World Theology. While we’re very excited to be moving onto new and bigger things, it’s tough to let go of something you’ve invested so much time and effort in. In our three years we’ve reviewed over 200 movies, compiled over 40 lists and ranted on about 50+ random things. The idea for LTBM was sparked from an idea by Gene at an apologetics conference in 2012 and grew to what it is today with a solid audience of Facebook, Twitter and WordPress followers. We thought a nice send-off would be to take a moment to reflect on what we’ve published over the years and pick one each that was our most favorite. Hopefully you’ve read a lot of these, but if not, please check them out.
Rant by Nate
Unlike my LTBM compatriots, I’m probably at the bottom of the list with the lowest number of new releases watched this year. I don’t mention it in my reviews but I’m in grad school, student teaching at a local high school, working at a hospital, and I lead worship at a home fellowship group. I also have my responsibilities as a husband and father to attend to. So, the point is, I’m stretched pretty thin. However, I was able to sneak out and catch 7 new releases. I’ll discuss them in the order that I saw them. Continue Reading
Rant by Nate
These next several paragraphs are going to deal specifically with the ending of the new Christopher Nolan film Interstellar. If you have not seen the movie I strongly recommend you not read this as it will reveal some major spoilers.
You have been warned!
Review by Nate
In 1968 Roger Ebert characterized 2001: A Space Odyssey as a film that “fails on the human level but succeeds magnificently on a cosmic scale.” I imagine this was due to the thorny task of blending an epic tale of space travel with the kind of intimacy necessary for a human connection. Almost five decades later, Christopher Nolan has thrown his hat in the ring to create his own space odyssey.