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 // 19 Articles
Reviews // 51 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

Could YouTube Help Bernie Sanders -- and Hurt Hillary Clinton? | 1 Sep 2015 // 9:30 PM

Hillary Clinton may be the Democratic establishment's favorite, but on the Internet, social media users are feelin' the Bern.

In Praise of Kristen Wiig's Risky Career Choices | 10 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Kristen Wiig’s genius is that she can generate humor and pathos from the same source, her characters’ pain.

//Reviews

'Citizenfour' Is Invaluable Cinéma Vérité | 24 Aug 2015 // 3:00 AM

I welcome Oliver Stone’s forthcoming biopic about Snowden with an open mind, but I doubt that it will surpass the riveting realism of Citizenfour.

Even Meryl Streep Can’t Save 'The French Lieutenant’s Woman' From Postmodern Pretense | 13 Aug 2015 // 9:10 PM

This film has not aged well, and this has to do with the failure of postmodernism and poststructuralism to contribute anything useful to popular culture.

//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

Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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