Peter Elliott

Author

  • The Very Rev. Peter Elliott is adjunct faculty at Vancouver School of Theology. From 1994 to 2019 he served as dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.

ARTICLES

Don't Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, offers commentary on the crucial difference between facts and opinions, writes Peter Elliott. Photo: Netflix

Do Look Up!

It’s not subtle; it’s bold and direct, a commentary on social norms like those its author and director Adam McKay developed countless times when he was head writer for Saturday Night Live.

Why Christmas isn’t my favourite season

For many years Christ Church Cathedral hosted readings of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Co-sponsored by CBC radio, these enormously popular readings were held

Kings and queens of love

In a review of the fourth season of Netflix’s “The Crown,” Dean Peter Elliott considers the intersection of royal fairy tales and sin. An estimated

A journey through erased history: Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice

You move through Kent Monkman’s art exhibit Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience encountering found objects from Canadian museums, large canvases in the grand manner of European and American history paintings, and three-dimensional installations that tell the story of Canada from the all but erased Indigenous perspective.

Noticing, in pandemic times

Have you noticed that we’ve all been involved in a world-changing moment? Maybe not: read on. In a study on the impact of anti-contagion policies

On not singing the Lord’s song

It was the story of a community choir rehearsal in Mount Vernon, Washington, that sent shockwaves through the choral community. Sixty-one members of the choir

Longing for a post-apocalyptic Easter

For a number of years in the early 2000s, Thomas Roach, then artist-in-residence at Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral, created an installation of veils that were

‘Go and do likewise’: A review of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In her film about children’s TV star the Rev. Fred (“Mister”) Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gifted director Marielle Heller chooses to focus not on the children for whom Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was made, but on a grown-up, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a man who carries the scars of an unhappy childhood into his adult life.

The Iron Giant (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) in Warner Brothers' new animated adventure, The Iron Giant.

Iron Giant one of summer’s best films

IN 1968 TED Hughes, England’s poet laureate (until his death in 1998), wrote a story called The Iron Man for his children to console them

Violin brings mystery and misfortune

The scene is an up-scale auction house in Montreal; the timeis the present. The auctioneer (Colm Feore) has come to the final item available: “Hereshe

Same planet, different worlds apt theme

SAME PLANET, Different Worlds was the theme of the 1998 Vancouver International Film Festival. With more than 300 films from 40 countries, it was an

Irving novel lost in movie translation

IN A WORLD where few things are certain, here’s one sure bet: if you read and loved John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, you’ll