Wednesday, September 12 2012
Body Politic: Rihanna’s Interview with Oprah, Kristen Stewart’s Fall from Grace and the Hook Up Cult
This week Flashpoints looks at the female body politic that is reflected in the hall of mirrors of pop culture. Our gaze is cast on what we think we see of Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, and the Fifty Shades of Gray phenomenon.
Friday, May 25 2012
Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux is the most visionary film of this year's Cannes festival. Meanwhile Walter Salles takes on Jack Kerouac’s cult coming-of-age novel, On the Road.
Wednesday, December 22 2010
Monday, July 19 2010
The Runaways isn't the faithfully detailed documentary biopic many fans were hoping it would be, but it's still a pretty spectacular rock 'n' roll story.
Wednesday, April 8 2009
A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.
Friday, April 3 2009
Adventureland is as tidy and predictable as it sounds. And it falls into that annoying trap that seems to plague this sort of film, relying on an unrelenting '80s soundtrack to set tones and cue plot points.
Sunday, March 22 2009
While Meyers’ books tend toward formulaic characterizations, Hardwicke takes the material and successfully transforms it into a subtle, layered atmospheric film.
Wednesday, March 18 2009
Wednesday, January 7 2009
The film is a successful adaptation of the book not only because Pattinson is so talented and dreamy, but also because Hardwicke knows a thing or two about filming adolescents.
Friday, November 21 2008
Fantasy rules in Twilight, fantasy simultaneously delicate and ravishing, chaste and utterly bloody.