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 // 16 Articles
Reviews // 41 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

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.

In 'The Bridges of Madison County', Meryl Streep Proves She Is the Author of Her Films | 31 May 2015 // 10:30 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.

//Reviews

'Prime Cut' Is Proof That the ‘70s Is American Cinema’s Greatest Decade | 29 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM

Like many great American films of the '70s, Prime Cut tackles major social issues through the lens of realism.

'While We're Young' Satirically Skews Gen Xers and Millennial Hipsters | 28 Jun 2015 // 9:45 PM

While We’re Young is less about "acting your age" and more about embracing your authentic self.

//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

'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

// Channel Surfing

"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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