Tuesday, October 7 2014
When we play house and doctor, we chart out an imaginary adult life. Something compels humans to grapple with their lives and their mortality through rules and in play.
Thursday, July 28 2011
Maybe not in outright theme, but surely in mechanism, The Rinse describes the exact dilemma of the US economy, and US identity.
Wednesday, February 23 2011
A subgenre has emerged that should placate memoirphobes and please memoirfiles: the artist-teacher memoir.
Tuesday, November 23 2010
Because Keith Richards lived the book he’s written, he’s written a book that lives on.
Thursday, June 10 2010
Sumptuously filmed, gorgeously executed, and groundbreaking in technique and motivation, Life must be one of the great film accomplishments of the decade.
Monday, March 22 2010
Friday, May 1 2009
Every Spring there are a handful of quality shows on the brink of cancellation by the major networks. Here is this year's crop of worthy programs that may not live to see another Fall.
Tuesday, October 28 2008
Without Lewis, Life is a solid if mostly unremarkable program, somewhere between willfully quirky and gruesome for gruesome’s sake.
Monday, October 27 2008
This collection emphasizes good photography over technical superficiality ("today's technological advancement, while fine, has done nothing to add excitement to a well-made picture"), and does not assert itself unreasonably.
Monday, September 29 2008
Charlie (Damian Lewis) teeters incessantly on the line between cocky and ridiculous, quirky and respectable -- as if he understands the differences.