Thursday, June 5 2014
On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.
Thursday, October 31 2013
As Welles had created shadowy noir images in the war years, by the end of the war, he captured the cultural climate of the emerging postwar era in his underrated 1946 noir, The Stranger.
Thursday, October 24 2013
The labyrinth structure of the film calls for the audience to be shown a solution, the potential 'centre' of the film.
Tuesday, October 15 2013
Could it be that Orson Welles was directing the films he was acting in even when he wasn't officially "directing" them?
From Citizen Kane (1941) to his "mutilated masterpiece" follow-up The Magnificent Ambersons to The Trial (1962), the essayists in this collection will take you on a journey into the filmic realms and mind of the filmmaker whom many call genius.
Tuesday, September 10 2013
Welcome to Night Vale, the news show from a town that doesn't exist, has quickly and unexpectedly become America's favourite podcast. As the next stage in audio fiction's evolution takes shape, it also confirms the curious, enduring appeal of stories on the radio.
Friday, September 6 2013
Whereas The Simpsons makes an effort to balance its religious satire with pro-spiritual representations, Family Guy largely regards organized faith as wholly corrupt and its believers as dupes and dopes.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
In The Big Bang Theory, men of the knowledge economy find themselves at the top of a power ladder, which in no way represents the old torments of the schoolyard.
Thursday, August 8 2013
Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.