By Kenneth R. Morefield

The first entry in a monthly column on great films to watch at home.

Alissa’s note: Ken Morefield, a long-time contributor to Christianity Today Movies and a cinephile and critic for whom I have great respect, has graciously agreed to write a monthly post we’re calling “The Long Tail.” Each month, he’ll look at a few films that are being primarily distributed to American audiences through DVDs or Internet streaming. We’ll try to surface some movies that might otherwise fly under the radar. Look for a new column every first Tuesday of the month!

Local multiplexes keep charging more for movie tickets, while their screens are increasingly turned over to franchise films instead of original storytelling. So people who want more viewing options—and don’t want to break the bank—are turning more and more to streaming video. But there’s a lot of choices, and consumers may need a little help sifting through the endless train of smaller films in order to find the hidden gems.

Blake Robbins’s The Sublime and Beautiful is one such under-appreciated film. It did get a theatrical run in New York City, but most movie lovers will have to head over to iTunes in order to see it. Robbins …read more

Source:: Christianity Today