Thursday, March 26 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Tuesday, November 20 2007
A typical domestic dramedy, This Christmas offers one exceptional moment: Chris Brown performing "Try a Little Tenderness."
Wednesday, April 25 2007
Wondrous Oblivion won’t cover any new ground on social matters, but its intent is genuine, and its characters lovable.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
Before David can learn cricket, he must confront racism against his neighbors, a life lesson complicated by his own Jewish descent.
Tuesday, September 19 2006
Rather than manipulate our established fears by way of the threat to personal security, this show asks us to examine what makes us individuals in the first place.
Tuesday, March 28 2006
Domino maps mythology, not as a means to heroic or sympathetic characters, and certainly not to narrative resolution.
Friday, October 14 2005
Imagine Mallory Knox as her own reality tv show star, less inclined to take up with the absolutely wrong man, and able to handle her mascara like a pro.
Wednesday, August 31 2005
Then they get to the Dirk part, that is, their much-considered intentions for their hero, their plans to create the 'dynamic of Dirk'.
Friday, July 8 2005
The trailer for Gone is a particularly unpretentious distillation of the film's key elements.
Friday, April 8 2005
No surprise, all these plots -- whether engineered by villains or heroes -- rehearse imperial fantasies at the expense of African tribespeople.