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Marrit Ingman

In the documentary For the Bible Tells Me So, various men and women of the cloth say that the anti-gay Rev. Fred Phelps is wrong. A Baptist, an Episcopalian bishop, an adorable Lutheran pastor from Minnesota, an Orthodox rabbi, a professor of divinity from Harvard and even Archbishop Desmond Tutu systematically dismantle the idea that the Bible condemns homosexuality. "Biblical literalists" insist, they say, upon a reading of the Scriptures divorced from their historical and even intratextual context, only to use them as a weapon in the culture wars. more

Nov 30, 2007 4:00 PM Movies

Eagle vs Shark is a dork-chic romance à la Napoleon Dynamite about two Kiwi oddballs. But it's gentler and more lyrical, with angular cinematography interwoven with surreal stop-motion sequences about the lives of discarded apple cores who find love together. more

Jul 19, 2007 5:04 PM Movies

There are football movies, and then there's We Are Marshall, which should be penalized for roughing the viewer. more

Dec 28, 2006 5:10 PM Movies

Don't confuse this Sundance charmer with My Big Fat Mexican Debut, for its farcical scenes of high hair and waltzes form a genial, light-comic prism for watching race, age, class and sexuality collide in one of America's most economically and ethnically complex cities. more

Nov 2, 2006 5:05 PM Movies

A note to future generations: When relieved of an interracial element, the snooty-dancer-meets-street-dancer musical romance (think: "Save the Last Dance") loses much of its resonance. more

Aug 16, 2006 9:14 PM Reviews