CFP: The Legacy of Radiohead's 'The Bends' 20 Years On [Deadlines: 29 Jan / 12 Feb]

J.M. Suarez

J.M. Suarez has been a contributing writer at PopMatters since 2008. She’s happy to talk about TV any time, any place. Really.


Monday, September 26 2011

Pearl Jam's 'Ten', 20 Years On

Released alongside Nirvana’s Nevermind, the importance of Pearl Jam's Ten has been somewhat overshadowed by that record. Here is a young band, barely together for a year, yet confident enough in it style and aware of its strengths to release a cohesive debut album that would serve as a fine indicator of its potential.

Tuesday, November 17 2009

Woman or Object: Selected Female Roles in the Films of Pedro Almodóvar

What many of the women in Almodóvar’s films do have in common, despite their characterization as victim or martyr or heroine, is that they are survivors.


Wednesday, January 7 2015

'Broad City' Skillfully Juggles the Heartfelt and the Absurd

Broad City is funny, but it's also heartfelt in unexpected and strange ways.

Wednesday, October 29 2014

'The Honourable Woman' Is a Thriller With Emotional Resonance

The Honourable Woman is smart, taut, and consistently suspenseful, without ever sacrificing character for plot, which is no easy feat.

Monday, October 27 2014

'Death Comes to Pemberley' Is Jane Austen, Continued

Affairs, unwed pregnancies, and murder all abound, but at the heart of Death Comes to Pemberley is the story of a marriage.

Wednesday, September 17 2014

Stylish and Dramatic, 'Breathless' Delivers

Breathless is an entertaining glimpse into a time period both dominated by men and also on the cusp of great change.

Wednesday, August 20 2014

'Toy Story of Terror!' Delivers on Halloween and the Toy Story Name

This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe.

Latino Americans [16.Oct.13]
Eleven Minutes [17.Mar.10]
Rhoda: Season 1 [20.Apr.09]
Twilight [22.Mar.09]
Frozen River [9.Feb.09]
Skins: Vol. 1 [3.Feb.09]
Kurt Cobain [16.Apr.08]
The Independent [5.Mar.08]
The Amateurs [4.Mar.08]


Thursday, July 10 2014

The Many Faces of Female Friendship in 'Orange Is the New Black'

Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm.

Tuesday, February 25 2014

Chalk It Up to Bad 'Luck': The Demise of Seven One-Season TV Wonders

Unfortunately, some shows seem destined for cancellation right away, regardless of critical acclaim or the support of small, fanatical groups of fans.

Monday, October 14 2013

Nine Great TV Opening Themes

The opening themes to some TV shows are as artful as the shows themselves.

Tuesday, August 2 2011

100 Essential Directors - Pedro Almodóvar

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

Life on Mars: The Complete UK Collection (Consuming Consumables) [16.Dec.10]
The Walking Dead (trailer) (Mixed Media) [29.Aug.10]
Tegan and Sara - "Northshore" (video) (Mixed Media) [12.Aug.10]
Fran Healy Streams New Song (Mixed Media) [30.Jul.10]
Pearl Jam Premieres Two Videos (Mixed Media) [21.Jul.10]
Rogue Wave - Live at Moog (video) (Mixed Media) [15.Jul.10]
The Pipettes - "Stop the Music" (video) (Mixed Media) [19.Apr.10]
Why We Need "Chuck" (Channel Surfing) [3.May.09]
Bea Arthur R.I.P (1922-2009) (Channel Surfing) [27.Apr.09]
Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season (Consuming Consumables) [26.Nov.08]
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