Non-Catholic Catholicism: Jesus Christ Superstar

I am not Catholic. So on the occasion that my fiance sees me pop Jesus Christ Superstar into the DVD player, he is always skeptical and mildly horrified. Because despite the fact that I am very much not Catholic, I still adore this seventies rock opera. I’ve seen it performed live twice during the nineties … Continue reading

Why Paul Thomas Anderson should make a musical (and how he kind of already has)

Musicals tell their stories with sweeping camerawork, song, dance, and big emotions.  They are the height of melodrama, and after five films and several television and music video stints it’s surprising to me that director Paul Thomas Anderson has never made one.

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