Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Kate Spatola


Wednesday, April 23 2014

'The Great Beauty' Is a Magnificent, Sensory-Rich Visual Poem that Pulsates with Life

Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide.

Wednesday, March 26 2014

'George Washington' Is the Artful Debut of a Visionary Filmmaker

David Gordon Green favors the elliptical over the literal and is more concerned with establishing atmosphere. Words spoken are less important than words omitted.

Wednesday, October 24 2012

Prizing Honor and Rewarding Revenge: 'The Man from Beijing'

Misanthropic, depressed, reclusive, emotionally distant, overworked, physically exhausted and exhibiting a host of destructive and thoughtless habits, the character Kurt Wallander established a distinct fictional prototype.

Monday, October 15 2012

'Rake: Series 1' Is Charmingly Raising the Bar of Legal Dramas

Rake is a bit of a mixed bag. It's a straightforward legal drama; a sly comedy; a self-effacing portrait of love, loyalty and family; a cheeky send-up of the eternally adolescent middle-aged male psyche and just simple, relaxing fun.

Sunday, September 23 2012

Late Life Lushness: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

A film catered to meet the simple comforts that delivers joy with fantastic ease.

Adam [2.Mar.10]
Julie & Julia [4.Jan.10]
A Christmas Tale [15.Dec.09]
Jesus' Son [13.Jul.09]
The Seventh Seal [21.Jun.09]
Trafic [31.Jul.08]
White Mane [4.May.08]
The Savages [21.Apr.08]
Mafioso [24.Mar.08]
The Apartment [12.Feb.08]
Waitress [26.Nov.07]
Driving Lessons [22.Aug.07]
The Italian (2005) [23.May.07]
Volver (2006) [1.Apr.07]
49 Up (2007) [19.Mar.07]
Otomo (2000) [17.Jan.07]


Sunday, December 2 2007

House, M.D. - Season Three [$59.98]

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