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Monday, May 31 2010

Uncertainty: A Meditation on Choice in New York City

Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.


Wednesday, January 27 2010

A Little Human Magic in Recent DVDs

Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.


Tuesday, April 28 2009

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.


Wednesday, August 6 2008

Stop-Loss

Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.


Friday, March 28 2008

Stop-Loss

In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.


Sunday, September 23 2007

The Lookout

The actual heist is merely a backdrop for the internal monsters that plague the protagonist. This makes for an amazing story.


Friday, March 30 2007

The Lookout (2007)

Gordon-Levitt makes Chris' efforts to look at himself honestly seem quite complicated, a series of steps both typical and original.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.


Monday, August 14 2006

Brick (2005)

"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."


Friday, July 21 2006

Shadowboxer (2005)

While their profession is both odious and familiar, Mikey and Rose's sexual relationship is less commonplace.


Brick (2005) (Reviews) [7.Apr.06]
Mysterious Skin (2005) (Reviews) [26.Aug.05]
Manic (2001) (Reviews) [2.Feb.04]
Manic (2001) (Reviews) [29.May.03]
Treasure Planet (2002) (Reviews) [5.Dec.02]
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