From the Director of “Metropolitan” and “The Last Days of Disco”

Recognize these lines? You know that Shakespearean admonition, 'To thine own self be true’?It’s premised on the idea that ‘thine own self’ is something pretty good, being true to which is commendable.But what if ‘thine own self’ is not so good?What if it’s pretty bad?Would it be better in that case not to be true to thine own self? … [Read more...]

Browser, 8/24: Ebert on China; Stillman Still Winning Fans; A True Champion; Faith-Bashing on the Big-Screen

ROGER EBERT GIVES CHINA'S OLYMPICS A BIG THUMB'S UP Yes, there are criticisms to be made. China, like all nations, is far from perfect. Our Bill of Rights would create an upheaval in their society. There are all the stories about the "fakery" of the Olympics opening ceremony. True, but the ceremony was showbiz, which since time immemorial has shown us what cannot be. The amazing aspect is that so many aspects of the "fakery" were so quickly revealed, and no one lost his head because of treason. … [Read more...]


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