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.
Wednesday, March 12 2008
An everyman nucleus surrounded by idiosyncratic grotesques, grounded in a simple plot of the everyman reconciling the irrationality surrounding him, tangential and irrelevant comedic asides.
Monday, October 8 2007
TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?
Friday, August 17 2007
Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.
Thursday, May 19 2005
For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.
Monday, November 8 2004
Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"
Thursday, June 17 2004
Joanna's paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of The Stepford Wives.
Monday, March 1 2004
Sarah is the origin and end of the fiction, its cause and effect simultaneously.
Tuesday, December 9 2003
It's ability to inspire terror is indicative of its creators' amazing craftsmanship.
Monday, September 22 2003
Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.