Brad Pitt: SBC

What Makes a Film "Good"?

What makes a film (or art in general) good? The directing? The screenplay? The acting? The answer, of course, is yes. All of these things vastly improve a film’s quality. This is what Movieguide views as secondary. For Movieguide, content is king.

What Does Philippians 4:8 Really Mean?

In the second response to Tom Snyder (editor of, Ben Bartlett investigates the true nature of the verse in question. What does Paul really mean by “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things,” and what does it mean for how we view film?


Faith and Film: Best of 2007 Nominees

R.I.P. Larry Norman

Reviewing the Critics: Can We Trust Secular Film Critics?

Editor of Movieguide, Tom Snyder writes,”Just because the secular movie critics and secular elites in Hollywood don’t like some of the movies we pick does not mean that they are really bad movies within the categories in which we pick them. In that sense, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS was a very entertaining, uplifting family movie that kids would enjoy. The mainstream critics trashed it, but the American audience, many of whom still have strong vestiges of their Christian heritage, even though not all of them may understand essential Christian doctrines like the sinlessness of Christ and the biblical doctrine of salvation by grace through faith, not by works, seemed to like the movie very much.”

Should We Be Watching More Movies?

Thank You Life!

Philippians 4:8 and Evaluating Art

Oscars Defeat Jon Stewart

Movieguide: "Alan, You're Wrong!" and CAPC Responds

A response from Tom Snyder, editor of and a plan for continued discussion.

Why Pro-Life Presidents Matter

Aoyama on the Wii

top ten cinematographic moments in film

Whatever is Pure: Movieguide's Faith and Value Awards

Last week, Ted Baehr and the folks over at held their 16th annual Faith and Values Awards Gala. The show is dedicated to awarding the best family-friendly films of the year and the best films for mature audiences. In addition, every year Baehr, chairman of The Christian Film and Television Commission, presents his statistical analysis of the Box Office profitability of films with Christian worldviews compared to those with non-Christian worldviews.