Sunday, March 22 2009
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
Sunday, March 15 2009
We’ve been moved out of the pigsties, perhaps, but maybe the joke is on us. Possibly, people will look back at our moment in time and ask how we outsmarted ourselves into being even busier every day.
Sunday, December 7 2008
True to its five-year run, this classic for the comedy archives remains underhyped.
Sunday, April 27 2008
In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.
Tuesday, October 9 2007
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.
Monday, April 16 2007
Thank God You're Here virtually resurrects US televised improvisational comedy, drawing from its improvisational predecessors while conjuring original elements as well.
Tuesday, March 20 2007
There must be some kind of NewsRadio curse that keeps its actors from ever turning in a comedic performance better than the ones on this show.
Wednesday, December 20 2006
The general, surreal nature of most Kids in the Hall work keeps the show feeling fresh and edgy more than a decade after the episodes originally aired.
Monday, May 29 2006
If we share Freud's liberationist stance on the power of humor, then no sketch comedy series is more pure and direct in its dissident hilarity than The Kids in the Hall.
Thursday, December 1 2005
Once you've seen a few of those uncensored sketches, it's clear why Kids in the Hall was never so pleasing to mainstream viewers as SNL.