Reader mailstrom, 8/15: “Learn to Think Critically” about “There Will Be Blood”

Welcome to Reader Mailstrom, a chronicle of stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email. Most of these letters are real. Some of them are amalgams of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote.-In response to my review of There Will Be Blood: You have a staggering misconception about the world around you if you can watch a movie like There Will Be Blood and not see it as a critique of your faith. If you have … [Read more...]

Browser, 8/16: Lonergan returns; Phillips; Moriarty Says “Star Wars is Dead”

The Browser: News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow. New headlines will be added as the day goes on. Stay tuned. … [Read more...]

Film Forum: “Henry Poole is Here”

What a wide range of responses I'm seeing for Henry Poole is Here... … [Read more...]


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