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Houston Baptist University | May 23, 2017

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Film & Art Theory

Dr. Reno Lauro Shares Insight with CNMA Students

April 30, 2015 |

This semester, our CNMA students are studying the cinematic work of Terrence Malick, the brilliant and elusive filmmaker behind The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line, and Days of Heaven. We were …

Introducing “The Essentials” Screening Series

February 8, 2015 |

This Tuesday, February 10, we’ll begin a new film screening series called The Essentials to introduce students to some of the great “essential” films that form the foundations of our modern cinema.

We’re kicking the series …

Three Lessons from Filmmaker Whit Stillman

October 9, 2013 |

Last week, we had the privilege of hosting celebrated filmmaker Whit Stillman in a series of events on HBU’s campus. He generously spent time in class with a number of our Cinema & New Media Arts …

Imagining the Multiplex

August 1, 2013 |

What if going to a movie theater felt more like a trip to The Getty? That’s a question I asked myself this summer as I walked the grounds of the most beautiful site for art in …

Tragic Worship

June 12, 2013 |

Carl Trueman writes about death, tragedy, and Christian worship over at First Things:

The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but …

Are Video Games the Next Art Form?

June 5, 2013 |

Noah Davis at Pacific Standard considers the evolving artistic complexity of video games:

PERHAPS IRONICALLY, THE GROWTH of video games may help the general population talk about other forms of art, specifically interactive art. They present …

Time in the “Before” and “Up” Films

June 3, 2013 |

Brett McCracken at Mere Orthodoxy writes on time and the power of cinema:

A professor I admire once said — while discussing the films of Yasujiro Ozu, or maybe it was semiotics (can’t remember) — that …

The Media and Documentaries

May 31, 2013 |

Danny Schechter at AlterNet on our sensationalized news media world and how this affects documentary filmmakers:

There has been a major shift in media culture as most TV networks have abandoned long-form information programming. In these …

Are Animated GIFs Cinema?

April 23, 2013 |

Landon Palmer of FilmSchoolRejects interacts with an IndieWire piece on GIFs as cinema:

“Popular modes of moving-image distraction on the Internet present a rich paradox for the cinephile: it both signals cinema’s supposed end (the certain …