Friday, January 29, 2016

Great Art is Transcendent

By Jeff Goins

The people who built the Statue of Liberty gave the world a gift. Everyone who comes to New York benefits from it. As do those who see the memorable icon in a movie or on a key chain.

There are few symbols in the world as powerful as that green lady. When people look at her, they don’t see oxidized copper and a museum.

They see freedom.
They see beginning.
They see new life.

Great art is powerful

It goes beyond the mere physical realm; it supersedes the moment.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bruce Chatwin and His Discovery of Orthodoxy

By Petros Panayiotopoulos

One of the most enigmatic and contradictory personalities of the last century, the writer Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989), came to have a close relationship with the truth of Orthodoxy, mainly through the attraction he experienced towards the life of the monks of the Holy Mountain. A constant traveler, a nomad student of nomads, he found in Eastern Christianity many of the answers to issues which troubled him throughout his life, and especially in its last stages when he suffered from AIDS.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Movie: "Meteora" (2012)

Director: Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Cast: Theo Alexander, Tamila Koulieva
Duration: 83 min.

Meteora (Greek: Μετέωρα) is a 2012 Greek drama film directed by Spiros Stathoulopoulos. The film competed in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012. The film takes its title from the Byzantine monastery complex Meteora, in Thessaly, a series of structures built on natural sandstone pillars.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My Top 25 Movies of 2015

After another excellent year in film, below is my personal list of the top 25 I found to be among the best of the bunch. I have not included documentaries in this list.