June 3, 2004

Since Paul Thomas Anderson recently directed Adam Sandler in a film, hey, why not have David Mamet work with Will Ferrell? (more…) Read more

June 3, 2004

Oh how we love to rate things. I love top ten lists. They’re fun, interesting, and there’s an art to writing one well so that it reads with some music, humor, and suspense. I reluctantly rate movies by a letter-grade system when I review them, so that I have simple language for separating the rewarding experiences from those that are a waste of time. But this? (more…) Read more

June 3, 2004

Sam Phillips is playing this Tuesday at the Century Ballroom in Seattle. I’ll be there. (more…) Read more

June 1, 2004

The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane, describing what happened in the theatre halfway through The Day After Tomorrow… (more…) Read more

June 1, 2004

…as she talks with Dick Staub. (more…) Read more

June 1, 2004

David Dawes has just posted an argument, postulating that the all-star box-office flop Masked and Anonymous was one spectacularly misunderstood motion picture. (more…) Read more

June 1, 2004

Turns out the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky had a talent for Polaroids as well. (more…) Read more

June 1, 2004

Ever dream about going down to a pub and discovering one of those mysteriously gorgeous Yorkshire lasses with that mysteriously gorgeous way of singing, the voice that just carries you off into melancholy storytelling about the sea, about unrequited love, about hardship and longing…? Okay, maybe that’s my sort of thing. I basked all weekend in the glow of the new album by Kate Rusby. Underneath the Stars is my favorite Rusby record yet — beautifully recorded, giving her voice all the space… Read more

June 1, 2004

CT Movies posted a point/counterpoint today regarding the new “U-Edit-the-movies” ClearPlay DVD Player, which can be set to filter out cussing, violence, and nudity. (more…) Read more

June 1, 2004

Josh Hurst at Reveal (www.revealarts.com) has just posted an editorial that should be read, discussed, and passed around. In it, he asks the blunt question (which I’m paraphrasing): Who needs the contemporary Christian music industry anymore, when there is music about spirituality from a Christian perspective being offered frequently in every mainstream and alternative genre? He goes on to answer that question persuasively. Nevertheless, I can’t help but chime in with my own proposed answer to that question: Christian artists… Read more

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