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Wednesday, March 12 2008

Death at a Funeral

An everyman nucleus surrounded by idiosyncratic grotesques, grounded in a simple plot of the everyman reconciling the irrationality surrounding him, tangential and irrelevant comedic asides.


Tuesday, October 9 2007

Part 3 - The New Networks

It would never work... no one challenged the reigning broadcast junta and survived. No surprise then that the upstarts snuck in and changed the face of TV forever.


Friday, August 17 2007

Death at a Funeral

Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.


Thursday, February 9 2006

Serenity (2005)

'He's homemade,' Joss Whedon says of Mal. 'And he's kind of a schmo a lot of the time.'"


Friday, September 30 2005

Serenity (2005)

It's not hard to tell where Serenity's moral druthers lie: much like Whedon's Scoobies, the crew here is an enthusiastic, energetic, and sometimes ornery bunch.


Monday, September 23 2002

Firefly

Firefly is more complicated in its framing story and moral dimensions than the usual sci-fi or Western fare.


Sunday, January 1 1995

A Knight’s Tale (2001)

They hold this discussion against the backdrop of a couple of dead bodies, one hanged and still dangling, the other in a cage suspended from the same scaffolding. The meaning is clear: life (and death) in this time and place kind of sucks if you're not of 'noble birth.'"


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