The Guy who Sang “I Want to Be a Clone” Now Wants to Be a Filmmaker

Do these titles set your toes a-tappin'?"I Want to Be a Clone." "Meltdown." "Hero." "Baby Doe." "On the Fritz." "This Disco (Used to be a Cute Cathedral)." "I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good." "Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel a Lot Better." "The Finish Line."Does the name Chagall Guevara mean anything to you? … [Read more...]

Go See Primer

If you haven’t seen Primer, you should. … [Read more...]

The Legend of Bono’s Lost Suitcase

Bono of the rock band U2 had a briefcase of new songs stolen from him while he was in Portland, Oregon. That was back in the early '80s.The crime is famous among fans of the band.And three years ago, when I was at the front of the Portland audience that caught U2’s first show there since the scandal, Bono addressed the crowd by saying he was in a “forgiving mood.” He got a good laugh, and then put on the greatest show I've ever seen.Guess what. … [Read more...]

Caviezel won’t be Superman. Thus sayeth the director.

Ain't It Cool News has an interview with Bryan Singer about Superman, X-3, and Logan's Run. Singer himself says that Jim Caviezel will NOT be Superman. … [Read more...]

Christian Movie Review Editing Lesson #2

In Round One of "Christian Movie Review Editing Lessons," readers had a lot of fun discovering just how much could be done to improve the review in question. So now, in the name of excellence, here's Round Two. … [Read more...]

Christian Movie Review Editing Lesson: An ‘Appreciative’ critique

Since it's my job to read every Christian-press movie review every week, I am constantly reminded that Christian media is in dire need of TRAINED EDITORS, writers who know how to use the English language.I include myself in the lot of those who need watchful editors to catch mistakes.After all, if God cares about the number of hairs on our heads, and if he watches over the sparrows, surely he cares about split infinitives and ending sentences with prepositions.So, here is the first … [Read more...]

My Zany Interview with David O. Russell

Here it is in its entirety.And here's the shorter version at CT. … [Read more...]

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

This review was originally published at ChristianityTodayMovies.com.-I ♥ Huckabees is "all about what it's all about." At least, that's what the studio's summary of David O. Russell's fourth film boasts. If that means that the movie asks, "What's it all about?"… they're correct. We haven't seen a movie so intent on uncovering the meaning of life since Richard Linklater's Waking Life. But anybody who claims Huckabees delivers a satisfactory definition of life's meaning is sorely mis … [Read more...]

The Looking Closer Interview – David O. Russell (or, The Day the Director of I ♥ Huckabees Turned Me Into a Priest) (Featuring an appearance by Mark Wahlberg.)

When I walked into the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Seattle to interview director David O. Russell, I thought I was prepared.  … [Read more...]

The Answer to the Caviezel/Superman Question?

You can find what looks like plausible answers to the whole "Is Jim Caviezel going to be Superman?" hubbub at Superman-V.com. … [Read more...]


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