Sunday, September 26 2010
In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.
Wednesday, July 28 2010
A man of his times, Salvador Santana's sound has a difficult-to-quantify coolness that attracts his Generation Y peers, yet its gentle chug-chug beats aren't likely to alienate older Gen Xers or even their Boomer parents. He talks to PopMatters about his latest album, his self-image as an artist, and the indirect influences his famous father has had on his musical journey.
Sunday, July 5 2009
The King of Pop’s life and times reads like a parallel social history of the United States since Ike’s White House tenure.
Tuesday, February 21 2012
Like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited can be considered a requiem for the days of Empire and the unyielding class structure that governed British life pre-World War II.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
Sweden may be the 800-lb gorilla of Northern European cinema, but its neighbors have come on strong.
Thursday, November 14 2013
If 2012 was an annus incredibilis for SDFF, then this year lays more brick on an already solid foundation.
Thursday, October 24 2013
An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.
Thursday, October 3 2013
Simon Killer, which screened last winter at Sundance, draws you in with an eerie, subtle inevitability, taking its time to deliver a frightening coup-de-grace.
Thursday, September 26 2013
Great Plains, inadvertently or not, functions as a travelogue, and I was enchanted by Kansas' Flint Hills, an Edenic, riverine ecotopia just two hours west of Kansas City.
Tuesday, February 5 2013
A midnight movie for comic book shop-loitering geeks?