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.
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.
'The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)' Has a Deliciously Twisted Sense of Humor | 30 Sep 2015 // 1:59 AM
The humorous treatment of so-called "mercy killing" will certainly provoke some viewers.
'Heaven Knows What' Offers Little Hope to an Invisible Subculture | 14 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM
Despite some stylistic flourishes, this film's portrayal of the harsh world of drug addiction could make viewers "just say no" to Heaven Knows What.
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.