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/.
Enough with the Biopic: A Re-Examination of Cinema’s Least Interesting Genre | 4 Jan 2015 // 11:59 PM
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 // 8:14 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.
Revisiting 'Girlfriends': A Forgotten Film of Second-Wave Feminism | 4 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM
Stanley Kubrick was right. Girlfriends is one of the finest American films of the ‘70s.
Could YouTube Help Bernie Sanders -- and Hurt Hillary Clinton? | 1 Sep 2015 // 8:30 PM
Hillary Clinton may be the Democratic establishment's favorite, but on the Internet, social media users are feelin' the Bern.
'The Overnight' Is a Sure Sign That Mumblecore Has Lost Its Luster | 2 Nov 2015 // 7:10 PM
The Overnight is one long tease without a satisfying payoff.
'The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)' Has a Deliciously Twisted Sense of Humor | 30 Sep 2015 // 12:59 AM
The humorous treatment of so-called "mercy killing" will certainly provoke some viewers.
Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' Reinforces Her Relevance | 7 Jan 2015 // 2:59 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 // 3:00 AM
Room 237 is one of the only films that respects and even admires cinephilia and its various forms.