“All of us are engaged daily with works of art, even if we are neither professionals nor amateur artists. We read books, we listen to music, we look at posters, we admire flower arrangements. Art, as I am using the word, does not include just “high art”, that is, painting, sculpture, poetry, classical music, but also the more popular expressions – the novel, the theatre, the cinema, popular music and rock. In fact, there is a very real sense in which the Christian life itself should be our greatest work of art. Even for the great artist, the most crucial work of art is his life.”

-Art and the Bible, Francis Schaeffer, 49.

[review] Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Ghost in the Shell (2017) surprised me. It isn't perfect, but it ended up being way better than I thought it would be. A lot of "hard-core" GitS fans were disappointed apparently, but, considering the quality of other film adaptations of anime, they were being unduly harsh. The Plot One of the major complaints about... Continue Reading →

[opinion] 評論家の役目 [The Role of the Critic]

評論家の役目 社会で評論家の役目はなんですか?映画と上げる、映画評論家は何が話しますか?評論家の聴衆の興味は大事ですか?今では映画の評論するのは“いいだ”と“わるいと”が言うほど簡単ではない。哲学的や思想的の含有量も評論します。映画評の中にはその新しい傾向が本当にいいんですか? マスコミに抑えれば、映画評も簡単に影響を与えるかもしれません。そして、私たちは評論家を評判しなければならなくて、評論家のひいき目が気を付けます。ひいき目。芸と技法は評論家の領域ですが、映画評はその領域に出るたびに、読者たちは映画評の意見を健やかな一服の懐疑主義で考えるのほうがいいです。ポストモダンの世界で人間はたくさん自由意志あるだから、自分の道徳的の判断は大切です。自由主導権に、覇権を問うのは私たちの義務だと訊くそうだが、事実は彼たちまではいわる自由主義者を擁護したくないかもしれません。政治が芸術に影響を与えることを許可していますか?さらに重要なことには、政治は現実に影響を与えるのは許しますか? The Role of the Critic What is the role of film critic in society? When a film comes out, what can a film critic talk about? Are the interests of the critic’s audience important? Nowadays, critiquing a film isn’t as easy as saying “it’s good” or “it’s bad”. Philosophical and ideological content is... Continue Reading →

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