Monday, October 31 2011
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
These well-drawn characters struggle to make a connection, and learn through the awkward experience.
Sunday, January 2 2011
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.