Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Decent Films

Decent Films is an example of the private sector providing reliable reviews for movies.
If you are not familiar with it --- check it out! You will probably want to bookmark it (especially if you have kids).

Here is a "copy and paste" from their about us page:

Decent Films Guide is a site of film appreciation, information, and criticism informed by Christian faith.

Decent Films is the online home of the film writing of Steven D. Greydanus, who is film critic for the National Catholic Register. A member of Online Film Critics Society and the Faith & Film Critics Circle, he also writes for Christianity Today Movies and Catholic Exchange.

He appears weekly on the syndicated radio show “Heart, Mind, & Strength,” hosted by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, and is a recurring guest on the “Catholic Answers Live” radio show. He contributes monthly to “Life on the Rock” on EWTN television, and has been a regular guest on Relevant Radio.

Steven’s work has been published in Catholic World Report magazine, This Rock magazine, and elsewhere. He has also written for the Office of Film and Broadcasting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, EWTN.com.

Steven has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife Suzanne and their five children.

Features of the Decent Films Guide

The Decent Films Guide has useful features to help users evaluate and choose films. Features of the website include:

  • A rigorous but easy-to-use four-part ratings system that evaluates films for overall recommendability, artistic-entertainment value, moral-spiritual value, and age-appropriateness.
  • Robust new search options that allow the user to browse and search reviews by a wide range of criteria, including film title, genre, or any of the Decent Films ratings.
  • Ratings information from the Motion Picture Association of America and the US bishops Office of Film and Broadcasting.

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