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Marisa LaScala

Reviews

Monday, October 13 2014

Does 'Marry Me' Mark the Year of the Rom-Sitcom?

Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps?


Sunday, October 12 2014

'Obvious Child' Looks at Unplanned Pregnancy from a New Angle

Even when Obvious Child lacks interesting conflict, it still admirably presents women in a way atypical from mainstream cinema.


Sunday, October 5 2014

'Mulaney' Is Like Seinfeld, But Without Elaine

Mulaney and Motif’s third roommate, Jane is underdeveloped, and thrown into subplots that focus on typical -- if not offensive -- female storylines and stereotypes.


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.


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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