Ross Langager has been contributing music reviews to PopMatters since early 2008. He has a BA (Honors) in English and a MA in English, both from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. He also writes a blog at http://rosslangager.com/ .
The Beauty and the Horror: Peter Jackson’s King Kong - Part 2 | 5 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM
Jackson's film is as unwieldy and difficult as it is gripping and moving, expanding upon the exotic spectacle of the original while simultaneously steering the tale into the realm of tragic lament.
The Beauty and the Horror: Peter Jackson’s King Kong - Part 1 | 30 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
This film is keenly aware of the myriad meanings embedded in its cinematic myth and sets about re-contextualizing and commenting upon the implied politics while offering extravagant thrills and tragic, classic romance.
'American Experience: Edison' Captures the Inventor's Practical and Imaginative Spirit | 27 Jan 2015 // 6:30 AM
Just as Thomas Edison represented the America of his time, so too does he represents the America of our time in his try-and-succeed, try-and-fail methodology.
It's Going to Be Hard for 'Fargo' to Seem Like Anything More than Coen Brothers Fan-Fiction | 15 Apr 2014 // 2:30 AM
While the TV version goes down its own solitary snow-swept roads, its sprawling cast of characters featuring proxies for the film’s iconic figures.
Slipped Disc: Doves - Kingdom of Rust | 16 Dec 2009 // 1:03 AM
Albums that missed our Top 60 Albums list, but at least one of our writers loves.
The Best Singles of 2009: Coldplay - "Strawberry Swing" | 6 Dec 2009 // 8:48 PM
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.