Jon Lisi

Jon Lisi is a writer in the greater New York City area. In addition to his monthly column here at PopMatters, he writes Book and DVD reviews on a regular basis. He has also contributed to the International Journal of Communication, the Journal of American Studies in Turkey, Immediacy, Hollywood.com, and the-artifice.com. He received his MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and his BA in New Media from Fairfield University. You can follow his work here: http://jonlisi.pressfolios.com/.

Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 17 Articles
Reviews // 46 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
//Features

Enough with the Biopic: A Re-Examination of Cinema’s Least Interesting Genre | 5 Jan 2015 // 12:59 AM

Life-spanning biopics are still the ultimate Oscar bait in 2014. Here’s hoping that no one will be biting in the future.

How Women Dominated Pop Music in the '00s | 28 Sep 2014 // 9:14 PM

We owe it to ourselves to recognize the many women in pop music that made an undeniable impact on popular culture and the world at large.

//Columns

Why Country Music Really Needs Kacey Musgraves | 19 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

At a time when mainstream country music is perceived as too pop, Musgraves has the potential to bring it back to the basics -- and in a progressive fashion, too.

Can I Say That? Stand-Up Comedy in the Age of Political Correctness | 14 Jun 2015 // 9:30 PM

For all the alarmist propaganda about political correctness in the US, insensitive speech is still protected by the First Amendment. The complaints about PC are BS.

//Reviews

'Tangerines' Is a Passionate Plea for Diplomacy and Coexistence | 30 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM

Tangerines highlights the various reasons why people fight, and then shows why these reasons are inadequate.

The Political Allegory in 'White God' Has Quite the Bite | 26 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM

White God ferociously tells a universal story about the ties that bind us, and the forces that try to tear them apart.

//Blogs

Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Reinforces Her Relevance | 7 Jan 2015 // 3:59 AM

Despite the detractors who insist that she gives it up, Madonna is determined to dominate the cultural conversation once again.

'Room 237' and The History of Cinematic Representations of Cinephilia | 4 Sep 2014 // 4:00 AM

Room 237 is one of the only films that respects and even admires cinephilia and its various forms.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Green Hair Is a Beacon for Peace in Wartime in 'The Boy With Green Hair'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The titular Boy With the Green Hair becomes something of a statement for the tumultuous feelings of Americans during World War II.

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