Film



The Visceral Power of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America”

By Chris Yokel

By now, many of you may know that the Internet blew up last weekend over Childish Gambino’s music video for his new song, “This Is America.” As of the time I’m typing this, five days after release, the video has racked up over 63 million views and probably about as many think pieces.

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Infinity War: The Villain’s Journey

By Jonny Jimison

How do you portray a villain like Thanos?

When your heroes have faced and defeated the god of mischief, the dark elves, a heartless celestial, an other-dimensional dark lord, and the goddess of death, how do you present your ultimate villain as a threat and not as a standard-model Big Bad Guy of the Week?

I wasn’t sure if Avengers: Infinity War could pull it off, but it did. Before we discuss why, though, you should know that there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead.

Seriously, do not continue reading if you haven’t seen the movie.

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Jon Foreman’s 25 in 24

By Chris Yokel

Last year, the seemingly inexhaustible lead singer of Switchfoot, Jon Foreman, released the second four-EP project of his career, called The Wonderlands. The four EPs, Darkness, Dawn, Shadows, and Sunlight, track the hours of the day and explore a variety of themes. As if such a project were not already ambitious enough, Foreman decided to celebrate the project by playing 25 shows within 24 hours in his hometown of San Diego. This musical experience took place between October 24th and 25th of 2017, and a film crew was there to capture the action. For those of us fans not able to be there for such a momentous occasion, we can now experience it through the film 25 in 24, an hour long documentary just released.

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The Greatest Showman (or at Least, the Fairly Decent Showman)

By Jenna Badeker

When I started seeing my feed fill up with posts about loving The Greatest Showman, I started counting down the days until I could finally go see it. It had the makings of a movie I would adore. Musical theatre is my thing. Read More ›

Stuff We Liked in 2017

By The Rabbit Room

We know we’re two weeks into 2018, but it takes some time to consider the mark a year leaves behind. We’ve finally gathered all our thoughts together, though, and here’s a look at the books, movies, TV, music, and some other stuff we in the Rabbit Room enjoyed the most in the past year. What were your favorites? Read More ›

My Place: A Short Film

By Joe Sutphin

A few months ago, I decided to build a presentation for speaking engagements. I had several booked for the coming year, so I spent a good month, off and on, putting together a Keynote presentation about my childhood as a kid who Read More ›

Release the Sea Dragons!

By Pete Peterson

When Andrew Peterson and Chris Wall began talking about turning the Wingfeather books into an animated series, I remember thinking, Wow, that’s a great idea—but let’s be serious guys…

Two years later, here we are premiering the animated short film (both pilot and proof-of-concept) and it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. Read More ›

The Wingfeather Saga DVD

By The Rabbit Room

If you’re looking for the ultimate stocking-stuffer, we have just what you’re after. The Wingfeather Saga DVD contains the full 15-minute animated short film “A Crow for the Carriage” along with special features like storyboards for two deleted scenes. The DVDs begin shipping this Friday (12/15) but are available for pre-order now exclusively in the Rabbit Room Store. Read More ›

Trailer: The Wingfeather Saga

By Pete Peterson

This animated short has been a long time in the making. Most people wouldn’t believe the amount of work that goes into something like this, and what Andrew and Chris Wall and the team have created here is something really amazing. Every frame is a living painting. Read More ›

Loving Vincent – Reflections from a Reluctant Viewer

By Russ Ramsey

I am not a van Gogh scholar in the academic sense. But following my middle school art teacher’s advice to pick an artist to study for the rest of my life, I chose Vincent van Gogh. Read More ›

Cruciform Imagination, Part 3: Bad Neighborhoods

By Drew Miller

“My mind is like a bad neighborhood. I try not to go there alone.” – Anne Lamott

This analogy packs a punch because it portrays the habits of thought and feeling that comprise our imaginations as spatial, social, and economic in nature. Read More ›

Encounters with Wonder

By Pete Peterson

I’m six years old and I’m walking into a theater. The cavernous space is so crowded that nearly every seat is taken and we have to sit right in the front row. There are people on the floor in front of us and Read More ›