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 // 15 Articles
Reviews // 35 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

In 'The Bridges of Madison County', Meryl Streep Proves She Is the Author of Her Films | 31 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

It takes a superior actress to convey a character’s entire history in one scene, and in this film, at least, Meryl Streep does it masterfully.

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.

//Reviews

Nobody Won the 'War for the Soul of America' | 1 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

Andrew Hartman’s engaging exploration of the culture wars confirms that the conflicts will never be resolved because both sides are too extreme for America's moderate middle-ground.

'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.

//Blogs

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Kiasmos: 26 May 2015 - Rough Trade NYC (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.

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