Tuesday, March 3 2009
Sam, Andi, Sock, and Ben demonstrate that pulling oneself up by the bootstraps is more difficult than the normative fantasies of the American Dream would have us believe.
Monday, February 9 2009
Is the casting of Ray Wise as the Devil so obvious that it’s brilliant, or so obvious that it’s banal?
Tuesday, September 25 2007
Although he's a bit of a slacker, Sam is a basically good guy for whom the thought of being in league with the Master of Darkness is disconcerting.
Friday, April 28 2006
When Burt suggests she 'come back,' Haley refuses... until she realizes, pace Richard Gere, 'I've got nowhere else to go.'
Wednesday, January 12 2005
life as we know it offers a primer on high school, and especially teenaged boys, exactly right now.
Monday, March 31 2003
What makes these kids primo WB material is their emotional intensity and, no small thing, their incessant desire to talk about same.