Happy 70th Birthday, Bob Dylan!

In honor of the king of American music, here is my review of I’m Not There, the great film by Todd Haynes about the life of Bob Dylan. Have you seen it? Which of the many actors portraying Dylan in this film was most interesting for you? If it were remade, who...

Be Mindful: Beginners is Coming.

On Sunday, I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of shaking hands with filmmaker Mike Mills and actor Ewan McGregor, and sitting down with two other journalists (Sarah Fetters and Keith Simanton) to interview them about their new film Beginners, which also stars...

Filmwell Returns!

Over the last week, I’ve been thrilled to see Filmwell – the collaborative and strange film blog for adventurous cinephiles that I started with Michael Leary a couple of years ago – transplanted to a new home base at The Other Journal, an online...

Wait… Who Gets "Left Behind"?

My friend Matthew Dickerson, author of Ents, Elves and Eriador: the Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien and Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: the Environmental Vision of C.S.Lewis, presented this meditation – a challenge to the conventional understanding of...