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 // 14 Articles
Reviews // 33 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

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.

//Reviews

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.

'Still Alice' Tells the Story of Alzheimer's From the Patient's Perspective | 14 May 2015 // 9:09 PM

Still Alice is a perceptive film about the tragic ways illness impacts identity, and Julianne Moore is the sole reason for its success.

//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

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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