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.
The Artist Is Not Present: The Significance of Sia's Anti-Pop Persona | 25 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM
For once, a pop artist has rejected the idea of stardom, and as a result, has become one of the world’s most discussed pop stars.
Can Television Be a Solution to Hollywood's Diversity Problem? | 18 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM
We are living in the second Golden Age of Television, and not just because the writing is so good: TV is where we can tune in for real diversity.
'Leviathan' Is a Kafkaesque Nightmare in Russia | 26 May 2015 // 8:10 PM
Combine Orson Welles’ The Trial with Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, throw in some nods to Job and Thomas Hobbes, and you get Leviathan.
The Pro-War Verus Anti-War Debate on 'American Sniper' Misses the Point | 17 May 2015 // 9:10 PM
It’s impossible to observe sniper Chris Kyle’s (Bradley Cooper) gradual descent into madness and believe that Clint Eastwood promotes an explicitly pro-war message.
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.