About Eve Tushnet

All My Musical Rosary Posts in One Place

For your convenience. My favorites as freestanding posts were Presentation and Resurrection.#1--Annunciation#2--Visitation#3--Nativity#4--Presentation#5--Finding Jesus in the Temple#6--Agony in the Garden#7--Scourging at the Pillar#8--Crowning with Thorns#9--Carrying the Cross#10--Crucifixion#11--Resurrection#12--Ascension#13--Descent of the Holy Spirit#14--Assumption#15--Crowning of Mary, Queen of Heaven … [Read more...]

HEY Remember That Movie I Loved, About Same-Sex Attracted Catholics?

You can watch it online now!! Here's my review; here's the movie. Now you have your plans for this evening. … [Read more...]

Too Many Motives, Not Enough… Moat?: I Watch “The Bad Sleep Well”

Sometimes you just can't find the right headline for your post.Anyway, I recently watched Akira Kurosawa's epic tale of postwar building corruption, The Bad Sleep Well. It's mostly great! The opening scene, at a tense paparazzi-stalked wedding, is unforgettable. Most of the characters are on a wildly tilting seesaw of conscience and complicity: wastrel heir Tatsuo, fearful and sheltered heiress Yoshiko (who's mostly a pawn, not a person, but she's an interesting pawn), mysterious newcomer … [Read more...]

I Watch “Deliver Us from Evil”

for AmSpec. I've now read a couple other horror fans' reviews, and they have the same mix of "There's clearly something interesting here, yet the execution is off somehow--bland, reliant on cliche, SOMETHING's not right." This even though they pick out different and in some cases opposite elements to praise or criticize. My conclusion is that the specific bits of the movie you find powerful or frustrating may vary, but there's something lacking in it, something a bit paint-by-numbers and … [Read more...]

A Couple Gay Christian Whatnot Links

Protestants! CAN YOU FEEL THE ECUMENISM.First, my friend Matt Jones looks at how his shifting understanding of vocation has changed both his emotional and spiritual life--very powerful: Two years ago, as I was just beginning to think more critically about my faith and sexuality, I attended a wedding. It has been interesting to revisit the memorialized emotions that accompanied the ceremony, to examine the well-worn paths down which my uncertain thoughts routinely fled when confronted by … [Read more...]

From “Graham Greene on Film”

Granted that From the Manger to the Cross is well made, was it worth making? The film critic of The Times who didn't like it at all--"sincerity is not enough"--noted "a tendency towards gross materialism," and certainly, as in Spanish churches, you are allowed no escape at all from physical suffering; Christ is a man beaten up, like a Nazi prisoner in the Brown House. The physical horror is never far away and always well conveyed--whether it is the Massacre of the Innocents, dark passages and … [Read more...]

“In Sweden, Human Darkness Is Confronted by the Arts, Not the Church”

terrific final paragraphs: The culture wars afflicting the Church of England are basically over. By the end of the summer, the General Synod will have agreed women bishops. And while the fight for full gay equality has some way to run, this one is substantially over too: not least because the demographics are pushing inexorably in a liberal direction. Young people, even evangelicals, don't see the problem. So Christian progressives like me ought to be celebrating? Well, not quite. more … [Read more...]


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