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Greg Wright is Managing Editor of both Past the Popcorn and Hollywood Jesus.  An ordained pastor, Greg is the author of Tolkien In Perspective: Sifting the Gold from the Glitter (2003) and Peter Jackson in Perspective: The Power Behind Cinema’s The Lord of the Rings (2004).  A widely-known lecturer on Tolkien, Lewis, film, and fantasy, Greg resides in the Seattle area with his precious wife Jenn and their two cats, Grynne and Bearrett.

You can find a complete archive of Greg’s movie reviews at Past the Popcorn, and his extensive online work relating to The Lord of the Rings resides at Hollywood Jesus.  Greg’s books are available through HJ Books and most online bookstores.

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


Current Reviews
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The Lamp: Suprisingly, It Works See more reviews by Greg Wright
The Lamp has a lot going against it. First is a vague title that really doesn’t clue us into what the film is about. Second, the storyline include...
The Presence: How Do We Get From Here to Hereafter? See more reviews by Greg Wright
This is a film that really nails what a good ghost story should do. Yes, it works at a metaphorical level—as Sorvino’s writer gets a chance to wo...
Water for Elephants: Don't Look Too Deep See more reviews by Greg Wright
The first two-thirds of the film, while not exactly brilliant, are engaging and beautiful as journeyman director Francis Lawrence presents the most ap...
Winnie The Pooh: Measures Up to Expectations See more reviews by Greg Wright
In an era of reboots, remakes, and reinventions, Disney instead opts here for a simple and low-key approach that merely hews closely to the source mat...
Grinches Need Not Apply See more reviews by Greg Wright
"Dolphin Tale is polished, inspiring, and moving. It seems there’s almost always room in our world for cynicism, but this film just about squeezes i...
More Than an Emotional Appeal See more reviews by Greg Wright
The emphasis in this documentary is not on how unfortunate much of the world’s population is, nor on how selfish and decadent much of the West is. ...
Two Brothers: A Slice of Two Lives See more reviews by Greg Wright
The notion is that a life examined has far more potential than the usual quiet desperation, and for the last ten years Stevenson has followed a fairly...
Courageous: Bold Indeed See more reviews by Greg Wright
I attended a promotional screening of Courageous with my wife and parents. As we were walking into the theater lobby following the screening, my 74-y...
Higher Ground Plants Its Feet Firmly See more reviews by Greg Wright
HIGHER GROUND is a tour de force of human subtlety and nuance... and if that's a paradox, so be it.
Of Gods and Men Is Worth Celebrating See more reviews by Greg Wright
OF GODS AND MEN is not a great film, but it is one worth celebrating for its vision and beauty and simplicity.
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