Ron Reed

Ron Reed

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Biography:
Ron spends way too much time in theatres. In movie theatres, you'll find him in the audience, from the start of the first trailer until the last credit has rolled. In "that other kind of theatre," he'll be one of those people up front, waving their arms a lot and talking loud. He started Vancouver's Pacific Theatre in 1984 so he could act in any play he wanted, and he's ended up a playwright as well. While there's nothing wrong with a decent sermon now and then, it's stories that feed Ron's spirit, mostly. Alarmingly eclectic, his favorite "soul food" movies include Tender Mercies, all three Lord of the Rings films, The Year Of Living Dangerously, American Beauty, Magnolia, The Son, A Walk To Remember and Bad Lieutenant. Ron is working on a book, Soul Food Movies: A Guide to films with a spiritual flavour. Check it out at www.soulfoodmovies.blogspot.com
Publications:
Christianity Today , Looking Closer
Total Reviews:
24

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 24 of 24
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 75% Happy Feet (2006) " The film tries to do way too much: it's a mess. But, crude misjudgments aside, it's a tremendously entertaining mess." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 17, 2006
2.5/4 58% To End All Wars (2002) " Its message of costly sacrifice and hard-won reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel, and the fact that this story is drawn from actual events demands attention." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 1, 2006
3/4 84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) " The film is worth seeing, but only if you're prepared to set aside your aversion to its polemic in order to experience its compassion." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
4/4 72% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004) " Pacino shapes the role masterfully. He not only rises to the role's extremes of villainous melodrama, he fills them, rendering them both theatrical and believable" — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
3.5/4 95% 49 Up (2006) " Apted's ongoing documentary project is one of the most singular and transcendent expressions to emerge during the first century of this newest art form." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 6, 2006
3.5/4 81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) " The movie is playing with ideas, and they're important enough to bear thinking about now. What it's playing on are our fears. And they're real enough, and worth addressing." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
4/4 100% Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1957) " It's a wonder that so stark and minimal a film can create such potent feelings, images and moments that linger so persistently, divine intimations that seem so inescapable." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2.5/4 32% King Arthur (2004) " It nods in the direction of tons of potentially interesting developments of plot, theme and character, but doesn't bother to follow through on any of them enough to pay off." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
4/4 100% Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live) (1956) " This may be the definitive portrait of a man who, examining his life, discovers that it may not be worth living." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
3/4 66% Everything is Illuminated (2005) " It is a film that doesn't want us to forget. Or perhaps it is a film that wants a new generation to remember a past which profoundly shapes its present." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 22, 2006
3/4 67% Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) " The most serious problem with this film is its softness, that sentimentality Zeffirelli is often accused of." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 11, 2006
3/4 86% Bright Leaves (2004) " This is a highly personal journey, reminiscent of a smart, sardonic personal essay you might find in Harper's magazine or a quirky, savvy radio piece on NPR's 'This American Life.'" — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 8, 2006
2/4 73% The Best Two Years (2004) " To its credit, The Best Two Years shows a refreshing willingness to acknowledge the foibles and possible problems with some Mormon missionary practices." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 8, 2006
2.5/4 15% The Wicker Man (2006) " Critics will readily seize on the new film's quirks and deem it a turkey. But the film has many (moderate) strengths." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2006
4/4 100% Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) " It's a study of human weakness and cruelty, it's a portrait of Christ the suffering servant, it's the heartbreaking story of a young girl's descent from innocence to despair. But above all, it's a movie about a donkey. " — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2006
3/4 36% Dear Wendy (2005) " Naive, corruptible, lonely young man meets femme fatale, and it all leads, inevitably, absurdly, to destruction. " — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 25, 2006
A 83% The Rookie (2002) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 27, 2004
73% The Addiction (1995) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
93% Gates of Heaven (1980) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
92% Pale Rider (1985) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
83% Cool & Crazy (2001) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
64% The Rapture (1991) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
97% Shane (1953) Looking Closer
Posted Dec 19, 2004
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