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 | 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.
Why Country Music Really Needs Kacey Musgraves | 19 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM
At a time when mainstream country music is perceived as too pop, Musgraves has the potential to bring it back to the basics -- and in a progressive fashion, too.
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.
'Tangerines' Is a Passionate Plea for Diplomacy and Coexistence | 30 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM
Tangerines highlights the various reasons why people fight, and then shows why these reasons are inadequate.
The Political Allegory in 'White God' Has Quite the Bite | 26 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM
White God ferociously tells a universal story about the ties that bind us, and the forces that try to tear them apart.
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.