Doug and the Dardennes

I imagine that for Doug Cummings meeting the Dardennes was as thrilling as it would have been for me to interview Krzysztof Kieslowksi.The interview that resulted is in the new issue of Paste, which I believe is read by more and more cinephiles all the time. So hurry out and buy a copy (even if you do read the article on his site.)And when it reaches your town's theaters, go see the Dardennes' latest masterpiece (that's three, arguably four, in a row!): L'Enfant. … [Read more...]

News of the Bizarre: Church Taking Nigerian Film Industry By Storm

Thanks to Peter T. Chattaway for linking to this rather surprising development in... uh... "Nollywood." Mark Steyn mentioned a few months ago that Nigeria "now has the third biggest film industry in the world, after Hollywood and Bollywood." What he didn't mention -- but I guess it was inevitable -- is that the Nigerian film industry now goes by the name "Nollywood". And now, the Associated Press reports that one church has been taking the industry by storm. … [Read more...]

Adam Walter on violent movies, scary movies, and Flannery O’Connor

The most interesting thing I read all day was Adam Walter's post on the difference between "disturbing" films and "scary" films.He ends up talking about the effect of violence in art, and quoting a lot of Flannery O'Connor, which is always a good thing.Nice work, Adam. Really interesting stuff.And way to go, Nate Bell, for making Adam think and blog. … [Read more...]


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