Friday, September 30 2011
Mainstream culture's failure to examine professional wrestling seriously -- in this case, workplace safety issues -- lets the WWE get away with all kinds of ridiculous villainy that no other media organisation could. And pocket a tidy profit while doing it.
Thursday, April 30 2009
Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.
Monday, January 12 2009
Thursday, January 8 2009
Friday, December 19 2008
Thursday, December 18 2008
This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.
Tuesday, December 16 2008
Just four minutes into The Wrestler, it looks like Randy has good reason to cling to his past, as his present is so exceedingly unpleasant.
Tuesday, November 28 2006
The Fountain worries too much about crafting its symbols... to have time for Tom and Izzi's lives.
Wednesday, November 22 2006
Izzi is both Tommy's end and his means, and so, at last, not quite herself.