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My Opinions and Critiques of Other Authors’ Work

An Imaginary Noah Film from 1950

Many criticisms can be leveled against Aronofsky’s recent antibilical film, NOAH. One which I thought at first was unfair was those who said God was absent from the film. I thought the criticism absurd. While He is not called ‘God’, … Continue reading

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Noah and Anti-Noah

I disagree, respectfully but rather sharply, with Mr. Greydanus’ review of Aronofsky’s NOAH. I wrote a review giving an opposite opinion, and he was kind enough to correct certain errors or oversights I had made. Nonetheless, there remains a point … Continue reading

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Steven J on Greydanus on Wright on Noah

I have not had time yet to reply to Mr Greydanus’ thoughtful rebuttal to some of the claims I made in my review of NOAH, but with so many wise and literate fellows replying for me, I may have no … Continue reading

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Greydanus on Noah

Steven Greydanus, a film reviewer I respect above all others in the world, has done me the honor of asking my opinion of the movie NOAH and offering his own in return. He also asked a number of pointed questions … Continue reading

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Deluge as Earthday

Aronofsky’s NOAH would be a fine movie for Earthday, or as a source for ideas for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Aside from this, the movie was bad, and bad, and bad. First, it was bad in my eyes for … Continue reading

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No to Noah

I saw the movie NOAH just now. What a load of horse manure. In days to come, time permitting, I will pen a more thorough review, but for now, let me just say: Christian men, save your money. Go see … Continue reading

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Writing Down the Dragon

A reader named Paul LaMontagne draws our attention to a simply excellent book of essays by Tom Simon. Here I reprint Mr LaMontagne’s comment in full, as this is the best way I can imagine to have my readers rush … Continue reading

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The Autumn People and the Winter’s Tale

This is among the best movie, if not THE best I have ever seen. The critics panned it, no one went to see it, and it is already gone from the theaters. What went wrong?

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Winter’s Tale

This is a difficult review to write, perhaps impossible, because the very act of saying anything about this movie runs the risk of decreasing your odds of enjoying it as it was meant to be enjoyed. Even praising it as … Continue reading

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Book Review: STORY AND YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS by Ted Chiang

This is a reprint of my review, which I posted to Amazon.com, of Ted Chiang’s STORY OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS. It was written a few years ago, back when I was an atheist: (WARNING! I am a science-fiction writer … Continue reading

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THE HOBBIT: The Desolation of Tolkien

I loved the first Hobbit movie and hated, hated, hated the second. It was stupid on every level of stupidity. It is rightly to be called THE DESOLATION OF TOLKIEN. Before swan-diving into the sewer of total stupidity that is … Continue reading

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The Green Hornet

It was listening to a radio play series that convinced me that Marvel Comics is science fiction and DC is fantasy. It also convinced me to become a great fan of the Green Hornet, a relatively minor character as far … Continue reading

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THE LOST FLEET: DAUNTLESS by Jack Campbell – Chapter Two

In chapter two, DAUNTLESS by John Hemry turns into the ANABASIS of Xenophon. Way cool! No, I am not actually going to review each chapter separately. I just wanted the world to know that I really liked this book, and … Continue reading

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THE LOST FLEET: DAUNTLESS by Jack Campbell – Chapter One

I finally got around to reading by John Hemry (writing as Jack Campbell). Normally anyone reviewing the book would wait until he actually, you know, read the book before commenting on it. Not I. I’ve just got done with the … Continue reading

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RED NAILS, or Why is Conan a Barbarian?

This is a somewhat overdue review, only seventy-eight years after the fact. ‘Red Nails’ is a novella first serialized in 1936 in the July through October issues of Weird Tales, and the last of the tales of Conan the Barbarian … Continue reading

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The Infinite Cage and the Escape from Middle Earth

I had occasion to re-read another book, THE INFINITE CAGE, by Keith Laumer, and again to compare what shallow youth recalled versus what older eyes perceive. This book was one of those rare cases where not only did I not … Continue reading

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Spies and Superspies and SKYFALL

The latest entry into the longest running film series is history was superb.  I strongly recommend SKYFALL to anyone who shares my tastes in Bond films. Being a penurious writer, and having four kids and zero babysitters, and being able … Continue reading

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Wreck It Ralph Guest Post by Anonymous Houyhnhnm

Allow me to introduce my first guest commentator here at John C Wright’s Journal, whose article first appeared on the Cryptocatholic Website. Out of respect for the cryptic anonymity of that site, I will not give his name, but merely … Continue reading

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Wreck It Ralph

Time does not permit me to heap upon this movie all the praise it deserves, but I took the family to see the film last night, yes, at a theater, and yes, it was sixty hard earned bucks for the … Continue reading

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Book review: the Worm Ouroboros

The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison The Worm Ouroboros is a wonder; a charm; rich with delight Mr. E.R.Eddison’s master-work, the Worm Ouroboros, is without peer; but the heady and voluptuous beauty of his rich prose, alas, shall find few … Continue reading

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