David Foster Wallace; The Curator; Robert Bresson

REMEMBERING WALLACE (OR, PERHAPS, DISCOVERING HIM)Lots and lots of David Foster Wallace links! Read, be amazed, and be even more distraught over the loss of an imaginative writer. And McSweeney's is paying tribute as well.-CURATOR TWO: CURATORERThere's a new batch of articles at The Curator: Here are some teasers:Caramel is the saddest thing.Michael Chabon, blogging, writer's block, and learning to speak the truth.Can a video game help us regain community?Vassar … [Read more...]

Top Five Spiritually Significant Films

What would you choose as the Top Five Spiritually Significant Films you've ever seen?The Arts and Faith board posted their top 100 recently.(I didn't vote in this process because I became increasingly baffled as to what "Spiritually Significant" meant to this particular group. When Apocalypse Now, or the films of Peter Weir, aren't considered "spiritually significant", I realize I must think very differently about the terms. To me, well, I think the label means: Films that move me, and … [Read more...]

Specials: Linford Detweiler! Radiohead! Balthazar!

Today's specials:"We often end up writing the music that we need to hear at the time." My latest interview with Over the Rhine's Linford Detweiler is up!Radiohead's OK Computer is the best album of the last 20 years, says Spin Magazine. Well, they're wrong: The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby both deserve the honor more, but hey, considering how wrong they could have been, I'm not going to complain much. OK Computer's definitely in my top ten list for the last 20 years....New … [Read more...]

Get ready for the Criterion DVD of "Au Hasard Balthazar"

Robert Bresson's haunting, soulful masterpiece is coming...Have you advance-ordered your copy? I have. This was the best film I saw on the big screen last year, and I've thought about it more than any other film since. … [Read more...]

Au Hasard Balthazar

My favorite moviegoing experience of last year was Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar.Now, Darren Hughes at Long Pauses has given me the best news I've heard all week... … [Read more...]


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