Archives for June 1, 2004

Move Review Quote of the Week: The Day After Tomorrow

The New Yorker's Anthony Lane, describing what happened in the theatre halfway through The Day After Tomorrow... … [Read more...]

Listen to Anne Lamott… she talks with Dick Staub. … [Read more...]

Masked and Anonymous… and Misunderstood?

David Dawes has just posted an argument, postulating that the all-star box-office flop Masked and Anonymous was one spectacularly misunderstood motion picture. … [Read more...]

Tarkovsky’s Polaroids

Turns out the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky had a talent for Polaroids as well. … [Read more...]

100% Pure Yorkshire Beauty

Ever dream about going down to a pub and discovering one of those mysteriously gorgeous Yorkshire lasses with that mysteriously gorgeous way of singing, the voice that just carries you off into melancholy storytelling about the sea, about unrequited love, about hardship and longing...?Okay, maybe that's my sort of thing.I basked all weekend in the glow of the new album by Kate Rusby. Underneath the Stars is my favorite Rusby record yet — beautifully recorded, giving her voice all the spac … [Read more...]

Now You Can Edit the Violence Out of Movies!

CT Movies posted a point/counterpoint today regarding the new "U-Edit-the-movies" ClearPlay DVD Player, which can be set to filter out cussing, violence, and nudity. … [Read more...]

Josh Hurst Calls for Closing the Doors on CCM

Josh Hurst at Reveal ( has just posted an editorial that should be read, discussed, and passed around. In it, he asks the blunt question (which I'm paraphrasing): Who needs the contemporary Christian music industry anymore, when there is music about spirituality from a Christian perspective being offered frequently in every mainstream and alternative genre?He goes on to answer that question persuasively. Nevertheless, I can't help but chime in with my own proposed answer … [Read more...]