Saturday, August 17 2013
Beyond reimagining the universe or how forces in it might work, Jobs sorted out how minds work, how to sell to consumers, how to manipulate and bully and instill belief.
Friday, January 12 2007
The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
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.
Tuesday, August 22 2006
"What a tragedy," says Inez, when the sisters complain about riding the city bus. "Right up there with the national debt."
Monday, August 14 2006
"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, April 7 2006
Brendan, with the glasses, makes it his business to see what's going on, being the usual noir guy who walks mean streets.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Bemused at times, Detective John Book is nonetheless captivated by the Amish community's simplicity, its decency, and its ability to thrive despite its antiquities.
Friday, August 5 2005
A mediation on sadness, desire, lack of direction... and yes, Kurt Cobain, Last Days seems almost to stretch out its minutes.
Thursday, January 20 2005
Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.