Sunday, October 9 2005
Frank's ambition to expand the church, following the spectacular-show/mega-church model, has led him to think rather highly of himself as well.
Thursday, November 11 2004
It's part Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and part Terry Gilliam's Brazil, that is, just this side of sinister.
Monday, June 7 2004
The bravest thing Ali does is to gesture toward, wonder at, and celebrate Muhammad Ali, and then let go of him.
Wednesday, May 14 2003
Morpheus is a stanch warrior and provocative thinker, as well as a black man in a world where the machines' agents tend to be white men in suits.
Monday, December 24 2001
Ali embodies a kind of car-wreck charisma -- arrogant and self-conscious, beautiful and fierce, even on twenty-year-old tape, he can take your breath away. This ability to mesmerize makes Ali who he is, or more accurately, who everyone wants him to be. He's a cipher and a screen onto which viewers might project themselves.