Tuesday, December 9 2008
This set highlights a show that has been often imitated, but never matched.
Tuesday, July 15 2008
The first episode of The Cleaner takes its self-appointed contextualizing very seriously.
Sunday, July 6 2008
Given current fears about the prospect of biological weapons deployed by terrorists in our cities, the science and procedures behind this story are as relevant as ever.
Monday, May 26 2008
The Andromeda Strain offers several physically fit and non-nerdy doctors, and conveniently deposits them as a group inside the Wildfire Lab.
Friday, November 16 2007
Fermina remains a cipher, an object in Juvenal's possession and of Florentino's endless affection without an emotional life of her own.
Wednesday, July 25 2007
This is one of the best horror films in some time; not sacrificing itself to irony or parody but committed to the dark corners of human nature and the complex labyrinths that exist in the mind.
Monday, January 30 2006
Archive shots of broken, diseased, and starved bodies provide a devastating illustration of the history that drives the film's fictions.
Wednesday, January 11 2006
Hopper plays McNulty with all kinds of pro-military gusto, though he's perpetually pissed off at the administration, because civilians tend to miss points and tactics.
Wednesday, September 21 2005
No one else could make this dialogue sound like poetry quite like Dennis Hopper, so misfitted for his role as a Pentagon Colonel that he seems perversely perfect.
Friday, August 12 2005
The relationship between heroism and villainy remains reductive, subjective, and devastatingly predictable.