The Los Angeles Film Critics: “WALL-E is the Best Movie of 2008″

Something is happening.Among American film critics, WALL-E is emerging as a favorite for the year's Best Picture. The L.A. Film Critics just joined TIME's Richard Corliss and The New Yorker's Anthony Lane, heralding Pixar's movie as the Best Film of 2008. The only film receiving similar love is Slumdog Millionaire.Will the Academy take notice? Will they realize that animated films are works of art worthy of comparison with live-action films? Will WALL-E be nominated for Best … [Read more...]

Here’s your Christmas bonus!

Deep inside this mysterious tent in Indianapolis...... musicians Nathan and Sarah Partain are reading Cyndere's Midnight, introducing their son Amos to a whole new world of dangerous colors.Now, it may be a *bit* early for Amos to meet Jordam the Beastman, the ale boy, and Auralia. But who am I to tell them how to parent their child?By the way, if you pick up any copies of Cyndere's Midnight or Auralia's Colors for Christmas gifts, let me know and I'll send you signed Auralia … [Read more...]

Browser: Gerard Manley Hopkins & Paul Mariani; A moratoriaum on Holocaust films?; Plus, U2, Katherine Heigl, Keanu and more 2008 Film Awards

Paul Mariani, one of my favorite poets, has now penned a new book on Gerard Manley Hopkins. Books and Culture has a review.More...  … [Read more...]


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