Roger Ebert’s favorite films of 2008.

The master has spoken.I have a rough-draft list of my favorites for 2008, and it's almost identical to this one. Wild. That rarely happens with any critic, especially Ebert. But my current favorite film of '08 is on this list, so if you want to start guessing... go ahead. I'm really, really surprised and delighted to see it there. … [Read more...]

Grasping for the Wind posts a review of Cyndere’s Midnight

I'm grateful for the review of Cyndere's Midnight that just appeared at Grasping for the Wind.So grateful, there's a single diamond sliding down my face. (Sorry. Inside joke.) … [Read more...]

Browser: Of Billboards, Brando, and the Best of 2008 (Updated 10:25AM)

NPR has the story of Rev. Gloria White Hammond, who brings a "ministry of healing" to those who are suffering in Darfur.Today, as I read this story of faith, love, and compassion, I'm reminded that Washington State's Governor Gregoire has allowed the following statement to be posted beside a Nativity Scene in the State Capitol""There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."Then why do the hopeless turn to the … [Read more...]


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