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Michael KarounosMichael Karounos is an assistant professor of English at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. He has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Victorian literature and has published papers in Studies in English Literature, the Age of Johnson,The Robert Frost Review, and in Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries.

Michael reviews movies as a ministry to model one way for Christians to interpret film and teaches a course in film theory and criticism at the University. Favorite texts are Film Genre III by Barry Keith Grant which approaches film from various secular perspectives, and Myth & the Movies by Stuart Voytilla which interprets film from a mythic perspective. He tries to identify cultural prejudices in film because he has learned from the postmodernists that religion is ideology and ideology is religion, and believes it is necessary to point that out when prominently displayed.

Below is a list of movie reviews with the most recent ones listed first.


Current Reviews
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Where the Wild Things Are: A Monster of a Film See more reviews by Michael Karounos
The movie is an emotional onslaught with no narrative depth. As an object lesson in how not raise children, it's invaluable.
Moving Further "Up" and In to Live See more reviews by Michael Karounos
"Up" is that rare family movie that a reviewer can recommend with enthusiasm and without qualification of any kind.
Star Trek and Political Archetypes See more reviews by Michael Karounos
Terminator Salvation: Title Equals Plot See more reviews by Michael Karounos
The two values the movie juxtaposes are what does it mean to be human and what does it mean to be a machine. What it means to be human is that one lay...
Taken: Liam Neeson's Dark Knight See more reviews by Michael Karounos
Like Batman, the highly-trained Bryan Mills is the "dark knight" who must use extra-legal methods to save his daughter because law enforcement and cri...
Priceless at What Cost? See more reviews by Michael Karounos
The quixotic nature of a movie like "Priceless" is a measure of the desperation it conceals.
Max Payne See more reviews by Michael Karounos
The easily-graspable premise allows the writers the luxury of developing character without having to spend a lot of time on an intricate plot. Unfortu...
The Dark Knight: An Essay on Justice in the Age of Terror See more reviews by Michael Karounos
This article is not a film review in the conventional sense but is rather an essay meant to illustrate my method of analysis.
Babylon A.D. See more reviews by Michael Karounos
The movie is based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantrec and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, the acclaimed director of La Haine. In an...
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