Sunday, February 8 2009
Whereas The Matrix relied on hyper-cool outfits and the beauty of stylized action sequences to help tell its weird little story, Underworld relies on them to try to make us forget that we are watching a story this insipid.
Tuesday, March 25 2008
The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?
Monday, July 2 2007
In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?
Friday, June 29 2007
Wednesday, June 27 2007
Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.
Thursday, June 14 2007
"Fifty percent of the time I'm right, but 50 percent of the time I'm just as wrong," he says in response to a question about his knack for choosing projects like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999).
Friday, January 20 2006
Race here is not an inherent or stable identity, but mutable and mutating.
Monday, May 24 2004
Such contrasts make Underworld an especially good-looking vampire-werewolf-action film, even if it is over-the-top.