Tuesday, November 9 2010
Party Down's second season features the various career and personal crises of the crew of struggling actors and screenwriters against the background of a funeral, an unsuccessful orgy, a fundraiser for a private school for the privileged children of vulgar producers, and a hot tub birthday party for Steve Guttenberg.
Sunday, June 14 2009
True Blood's second season showcases the similarities between fundamentalisms -- whether Christian or pagan.
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Wednesday, October 1 2008
Monday, September 8 2008
From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.
Sunday, April 20 2008
By being both absolutely verisimilar and absolutely unreal, Cloverfield highlights the extent to which reality is natively constructed.
Friday, January 18 2008
The focus on delusional heroism may be Cloverfield's most salient trick.
Monday, September 25 2006
Because so much was going on, the pilot episode had the feeling of a 30-minute trailer: "Here are our characters, tune in next week to see what happens."
Wednesday, October 12 2005
Given its pedigree, Related makes its performance anxiety annoyingly audible.