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

Marisa LaScala

Reviews

Monday, September 22 2014

'Gotham' Is No Place for Nice Guys

Gotham is off to a good start, so good that it's possible to watch the entire premiere without missing Batman one bit.


Thursday, August 21 2014

'Transcendence' Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.


Tuesday, August 19 2014

A Small Sampling of Disney: 'The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad' and 'Fun and Fancy Free'

For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones.


Thursday, August 7 2014

'Need for Speed' Is About the Thrill of the Ride, Not the Script

Besides just lavishing attention on the cars, director Scott Waugh loves placing them in the context of other, classic driving movies, from Bullitt to American Graffiti.


Monday, July 14 2014

Mysterious Aliens and Inscrutable Humans: 'Under the Skin'

The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.


Fantastic Mr. Fox [22.Mar.10]
The Box [28.Feb.10]
Moon [18.Jan.10]
Staten Island [6.Jan.10]
Sit Down, Shut Up [18.Apr.09]
Persepolis [7.Jul.08]
quarterlife [25.Feb.08]
Right at Your Door [25.Feb.08]
Pushing Daisies [3.Oct.07]
Cavemen [2.Oct.07]
Kid Nation [25.Sep.07]
Gossip Girl [18.Sep.07]
Three Hundred [12.Aug.07]
Human Giant [2.May.07]
Acceptable TV [4.Apr.07]
Andy Barker, PI [20.Mar.07]
Heroes [1.Oct.06]
Metalocalypse [15.Aug.06]
30 Days - Season 1 [27.Jul.06]

Blogs

Monday, December 7 2009

The Best Singles of 2009: Bishop Allen - "Oklahoma"

We've unveiled our 50 best singles of the year, but that's not really a lot of songs. So, here are others bubbling just under that 50 mark.


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