Specials: Sarris on where "Brokeback" is broken. Pretty woman, Gump may join Mike Nichols. CNN on religious media.

Wednesday's specials: SARRIS DARES TO SHRUG OFF BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Courageously stating some of the obvious problems with Brokeback Mountain, Andrew Sarris demonstrates that he's willing to swim upstream against the tidal wave of hype: Hence, I suppose that my ultimate objection to Brokeback Mountain lies in its stretching out what originally begins as a physical relationship between two young men to, after 20 years, Ennis and Jack quarreling like an old married couple about the forced … [Read more...]

Half-Shot Contest #4

What film is this half-shot from? The winner will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. HINT: The film was in color, not black and white. I couldn't find a color-version of this shot. … [Read more...]

"What If" Question of the Day…

As tired as I am of the Brokeback Mountain and Chronicles of Narnia debates, and as uninterested as I am in the Munich debate, I find myself almost nostalgic for The Passion of the Christ. So my question for the day is this... If someone were to pick up where Mel Gibson left off and direct the next ambitious New Testament film... who should direct it? Mel Gibson looks like he's going to be busy for a while, what with Apocalypto on the way, and a project about the holocaust. Seems that … [Read more...]