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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.


Features

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.


Reviews

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.


Sunday, August 17 2014

'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' Is a Restored Classic Ready to Be Rediscovered

This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master.


Wednesday, August 13 2014

'Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers' Is a Flat Reimagining

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers tries to do too much, and in its efforts to be action-packed, funny, contemporary, and still tell a classic story, it becomes muddled.


Wednesday, July 23 2014

Tatiana Maslany Continues to Astound in 'Orphan Black: Season Two'

The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

The Sophistication, Charm and Murders in 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries'

The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show.


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]

Blogs

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) [13.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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