Over the last several months, while “Reel Faith” has been on hiatus, my co-host David DiCerto and I have kept our hands in the game a bit by taping 30-second video reviews. I’ve blogged mine as they became available, but to celebrate tonight’s season 2 premiere of “Reel Faith” I’ve collected every single 30-second review I could find done by either David or myself. Here they all are, in alphabetical order. If you’ve missed any, please enjoy them!
And please, let me know what you think.
I’ve had a blast scripting my 30-second reviews in rhyming verse—and occasionally using props and costumes—and I hope it’s made them entertaining to watch. David, on the other hand, has done more traditional reviews—and if you’re looking for the bottom line on a film, his are more informative.
Which approach do you prefer? Would you rather watch me reel off some rhymes, or tell you what I thought of the film? Are they entertaining or self-indulgent? (As a point of contrast, note that my True Grit and Rabbit Hole reviews below are not in rhyming verse.)
What do you think?
127 Hours (DD)
Battle LA (DD)
Black Swan (DD)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (DD)
Deacon Steven D. Greydanus is film critic for the National Catholic Register, creator of Decent Films, and a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark.
With David DiCerto, he co-hosts the Gabriel Award–winning cable TV show “Reel Faith” for New Evangelization Television. Steven has degrees in media arts and religious studies, and has contributed several entries to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, including “The Church and Film” and a number of filmmaker biographies. He has also written about film for the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy.
He has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA, and an MA in Theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall in South Orange, NJ. Steven and his wife Suzanne have seven children.