Fingertips: December 2010 #1 – Spider-man on Broadway; God With Us; Real Heroes; Over the Rhine Backstage;

I'm going to try and recharge my blogging routine by bringing back "The Browser" with a different name - "Fingertips."TMBG outdid themselves on their album Apollo 18 by including a blast of fleeting songs called "Fingertips"... five-to-ten-second hooks that you can't get out of your head.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NrrHTFp8z0Similarly, my blog's Fingertips will be a list of miscellaneous links and interesting trivia that I found worthy of sharing.For example:What may be … [Read more...]

What’s Your Favorite Stage-to-Screen Adaptation?

Casablanca? Henry IV? Ordet? … [Read more...]

Tarkovsky’s Top Ten

At Soul Food Movies, Ron Reed rediscovers Andrei Tarkovsky's top ten movies. Wow. That's a must-see list for all serious cinephiles. Having just seen The Sacrifice, the prominence of Bergman doesn't surprise me. If I hadn't known that The Sacrifice was a Tarkovsky film, I might have thought it was Bergman paying tribute to Tarkovsky rather than the other way around... … [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...]

Chattaway goes to a lecture by Ron Reed

What happens when a reviewer I admire goes to hear a lecture by a stage-director and film critic I admire? … [Read more...]

What’s a Parable?

My friend Ron Reed happened to quote writer C.H. Dodd today in offering the definition of the word "parable." Ron referenced this in summing up the virtues of The Return, my favorite film of 2004. … [Read more...]

Ron Reed on the 100 Most Spiritually Significant Films

Film critic Ron Reed considers the Arts & Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films today at CT. … [Read more...]


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