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Monday, October 31 2011

‘The League: The Complete Season Two’: At the Intersection of Fantasy and Reality

Though it makes compromises in order to deliver its premise while satisfying the average audience, this is a landmark show in its attentiveness to sport, technological and popular cultures.


Sunday, October 30 2011

‘Terri’: On Not Always Fitting In, and Not Being Bothered About It

These well-drawn characters struggle to make a connection, and learn through the awkward experience.


Sunday, January 2 2011

Various Artists: Dark Matter: Mutliverse 2004-2009

Dark matter is an argument for the influence of the space between, those negative dub apertures which imbue those notes and interspersed riddims with so much more intensity.


Thursday, April 30 2009

The Wrestler

Like 'The Ram', we do whatever we can to make it in this world with our dignity or our bodies – though rarely both – intact.


Sunday, March 1 2009

Woolf at the Door

Both Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Michael Cunningham's The Hours offer an illuminating look at the choices we make, the roles we play, and the hours that hinge our lives together.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.


Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.


Monday, January 12 2009

Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.


Exquisite Agony (Columns) [18.Dec.08]
The Wrestler (Reviews) [16.Dec.08]
Step Brothers (Reviews) [7.Dec.08]
Hannah Takes the Stairs (Reviews) [2.Dec.08]
Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition (Reviews) [21.Oct.08]
Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Oct.08]
Nights and Weekends (Reviews) [10.Oct.08]
The Promotion (2008) (Short Ends and Leader) [31.Aug.08]
Step Brothers (Reviews) [25.Jul.08]
These ‘Brothers’ Offer Offensive Delights (Short Ends and Leader) [24.Jul.08]
Baghead (Reviews) [12.Jun.08]
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Reviews) [8.Apr.08]
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Reviews) [20.Dec.07]
Cyrus: From the Shadows (Capsule Reviews) [15.Jul.07]
Part 5: The Return of the Auteur (Features) [21.Jun.07]
Year of the Dog (2007) (Reviews) [2.May.07]
Wild Hogs (2007) (Reviews) [2.Mar.07]
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) (Reviews) [16.Oct.06]
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) (Reviews) [9.Jun.06]
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) (Reviews) [9.Jun.06]
The Puffy Chair (2006) (Reviews) [2.Jun.06]
Dark Water (2005) (Reviews) [8.Jul.05]
Alfie (2004) (Reviews) [23.Mar.05]
The Aviator (2004) (Reviews) [22.Dec.04]
Alfie (2004) (Reviews) [5.Nov.04]
The Hours (2002) (Reviews) [14.Jul.03]
Anger Management (2003) (Reviews) [11.Apr.03]
The Guru (2002) (Reviews) [13.Feb.03]
The Hours (2002) (Reviews) [16.Jan.03]
Chicago (2002) (Reviews) [26.Dec.02]
Gangs of New York (2002) (Reviews) [19.Dec.02]
The Good Girl (2002) (Reviews) [9.Aug.02]
The Watcher (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Watcher (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
What Women Want (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Someone Like You (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Someone Like You (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Puffy Chair (2006) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
In the Bedroom (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Happy Accidents (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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