Frank Rich on Gullible Christians Getting Duped

A rather arresting commentary from the notorious Frank "I Still Hate The Passion of the Christ" Rich.The sad thing is that this time, he right about a lot of things.Problem is, it's on NYTimes Select, so you may not be able to read it.Here's a snippet: The Machiavellian mission for the hit-deprived Sony studio was to co-opt conservative religious critics who might depress turnout for a $125-million-plus thriller portraying the Roman Catholic Church as a fraud. To this end, as The … [Read more...]

Anybody Who Ever Watched “Siskel and Ebert” Needs to See This

If you thought Siskel and Ebert were good at fighting about movies, wait until you see what happened off-camera. … [Read more...]

The best music site on the Web is going to get even better.

Andy Whitman is going to work for All-Music Guide.Oh. my. stars.Thom Jurek, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, and Andy Whitman... three of my favorite music critics all in the same place. Fantastic. … [Read more...]

Specials: Kaurismäki. Ceylan. Rohmer. And X-Men.

GreenCine Daily has all of the Cannes links you could hope for, and some very interesting, if somewhat disappointing, reports.DIM LIGHT I loved Aki Kaurismäki's The Man Without a Past. But according to reviews posted at GreenCine, Kaurismäki's new film Lights in the Dusk isn't as easy to love.CEYLAN RETURNS I'm also very surprised to read the disappointed reviews over Ikilmer (Climates), the latest feature by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. His last film, Distant, which I reviewed for The Other J … [Read more...]


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