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  1. My research-paper students, who are focused on writing about film, are beginning work on their major projects. I've introduced them to Arts & Faith, hoping that some of them might venture into this community with some questions related to their research, to draw upon your expertise. So... as a test case: Let's say I'm writing a research paper about the experience of children raised in a Buddhist tradition. What films would you recommend I watch as preliminary research? Kundun? What else? Have you come across any interviews with filmmakers who discuss portrayals of Buddhism in film? Are there particular texts you would recommend — both about Buddhism on film, and about the experiences of children raised in that tradition?
  2. The new film from the director of Munyurangabo is at Tribeca '10. IndieWire: I'm looking forward to seeing this very soon.
  3. Loved it. Here's my review. I'm trying to figure out why there's a B- / A- gap between SDG's review and mine. I suspect it's because he has much more invested in the Batman legacy than I do, so he's grading this one with considerable concern for the quality of this Batman narrative. I'm thinking of it first and foremost as a sendup of comic book superhero movies, and only secondly as a Batman story. And, as I've never been able to take Batman seriously as a character, I'm more inclined to like a movie that laughs at him than I am to like one that doesn't.
  4. Now streaming on Amazon Prime in the U.S.
  5. And now it's streaming on Netflix in the U.S.
  6. Olivier Assayas is going back to work with Juliette Binoche, according to Deadline.
  7. Now streaming on Amazon Prime! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06VSQ5TJ4/
  8. Nicolosi has a seizure when she hears the news.
  9. Good heavens. That's what they call "a departure."
  10. On Wednesday, February 25th, The Passion of the Christ opens and the world finally gets to decide for themselves regarding the Burning Question... ARE ALL OF JESUS DISCIPLES REALLY PLAYED BY JOHN RHYS-DAVIES? Your responses, reviews, gripes, and raves are welcome here. But be aware, there are about 40 pages of discussion that have already happened, previous to the film's release. They include the responses of several of us who saw the film early. And they are located... here.
  11. Totalfilm: So... what's your guess?
  12. LatinoReview, where the news first broke about Routh as Superman, is now reporting with confidence that an offer to play the Joker has been made to Heath Ledger.
  13. Here's a new interview with John Lasseter about Pixar, its origins and style.
  15. Story here.
  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGgD64wDye0 The only thing standing between Christopher Plummer and a Best Actor nostalgia award is a flashy role. Based on what I see here, I won't be surprised if this turns out to be it.
  17. Thank you!
  18. I knew that reviews from certain evangelical sources were going to be horrifying, but wow... that doesn't make it any easier to read them. That hurt. In other news... I'm interviewing Scorsese today. Looks like I have a surprising amount of time to ask questions. Does anyone have any burning questions they'd like me to consider working into my plan?
  19. Now streaming on Netflix Instant in the U.S.
  20. That's who I thought it sounded like too. I was expecting Dafoe.
  21. "It is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good." --T. S. Eliot Start up your Google, or search the archives of your memory. I need to find the source of this quote....
  22. First impressions.