Andrew Coffin

Lord of War

Movie | Writer and director Andrew Niccol, often full of intriguing ideas (as in Gattaca and The Truman Show), here falters
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 10/01/05, 12:00 am

Trailers often dumb down a movie so that it can be sold in 60 seconds. In the case of Lord of War (rated R for strong violence, drug use, language, and sexuality), the trailers promise something the film never delivers. What appears to be a biting look at gun culture and global violence has little more to offer than this: Arms dealers are sleazy and bad, and-get this-the United States is worse.

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Horrors!

Interview | Being a faithful Christian in Hollywood is about making excellent movies, says filmmaker Scott Derrickson-even excellent horror movies like The Exorcism of Emily Rose
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 9/24/05, 12:00 am

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Echoes of Innocence

Movie | The film quickly jettisons any sense of realism in plotting and character and dives into archetypes and sensationalism
by Andrew Coffin
Posted 9/24/05, 12:00 am

Echoes of Innocence is a virginity-themed, Christian independent film currently playing in about 200 theaters nationwide. And it couldn't stand in starker contrast to Junebug. Echoes quickly jettisons any sense of realism in plotting and character and dives into archetypes (a kind word for clichés) and sensationalism.

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