Sunday, 17 June 2007

Essential films of 2006 for theologians

Biblical scholar and film aficionado Tyler Williams has posted his definitive list of Essential Films of 2006 for Theologians (following the success of last year’s post).

I haven’t seen some of these yet, but it looks like a very good list. Some of my favourite films of the year are there (Babel, Borat, The Departed, and especially Children of Men); and I might also have expected films like United 93, Sophie Scholl, and the delightful Thank You for Smoking to have made the list as well. I haven’t yet seen the German film The Lives of Others, but I’ve heard that it’s outstanding too.

For those of you who enjoy the finer things in life, I should also mention some excellent Aussie films of 2006: Candy, Jindabyne, Ten Canoes, and (the most crappy film ever made) Kenny.

5 Comments:

JR Woodward said...

I would have included Letters from Iwo Jima and Blood Diamond.

Letters from Iwo Jima along with Flags of our Father make a great discussion for Peacemaking.

And Blood Diamond Raises the question of what ultimately drives us in life and how does that shapes our day to day decisions. For one person it is diamonds, another their family, and for the journalist, getting the story.

Dharmashaiva said...

Don't forget Into Great Silence.

Jessica said...

I loved Children of Men - It was totally bypassed at the Ocsars... disapointing.

byron said...

Make sure you do see Lives of Others.

John said...

I would recommend As It Is In Heaven which is a superb Norwegian film now showing at some cinemas.

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