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Todd R. Ramlow

Features

Sunday, October 10 2004

National Fantasies

In the US Capitol, multiple 'realities' and 'fantasies' coexist, creating a schizophrenic existence. It is a place of 'real world' politics as depicted by the mass media. We think we 'know' this city from so many movies and TV programs we've seen. It is our national site for pilgrimage, shared with people from other countries who bring their own historical understanding to this monument. And, it is home to a disenfranchised population with minimal representation in its own country, as if the people who live here are virtually non-existent.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Sex Education: Interview with John Waters

No one is ever going to eat dog shit again. So if that's what you're looking for, move on!


Saturday, December 31 1994

Best in Show

Tell people you are interviewing Christopher Guest and generally you will get a blank stare.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Being Political: An Interview with Peter Friedman

If I didn't believe films had the power to promote social change, I wouldn't make them.


Saturday, December 31 1994

PopMatters Film Interview


Bossa Nova [31.Dec.94]

Reviews

Thursday, April 15 2010

Pornography: A Thriller

Though David Kittredge's film doesn't exactly tread new ground topically, it is testament to our continued fascination with the question of snuff.


Thursday, April 8 2010

Date Night

In timing, delivery, and charisma, Tina Fey and Steve Carell are exactly who they always are, and this is a good thing.


Thursday, April 1 2010

Miami Medical: Series Premiere

The accidents and traumas that bring patients to the hospital are recalled, fragmented, and replayed in ways strikingly similar to the CSI franchise's tricks.


Thursday, March 18 2010

Greenberg

The film's central romance looks like a perfect storm of codependency, dressed up as introspection and self-analysis.


Thursday, March 4 2010

Alice in Wonderland

In Alice in Wonderland, Alice retreats routinely into fantasy worlds where she can think and decide for herself.


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