Thursday, April 9 2009
If visuals are not mundane in Southland, neither is the dialogue, especially the incidental repartee that oils coexistence in a high-stress profession.
Thursday, July 10 2008
The second season of The Boondocks tackles issues that are important to the hip-hop community with contributions from numerous hip-hop artists. Boondocks Response Syndrome explains why we react to this series the way we do.
Monday, October 8 2007
As always, the adults provide the show's least attractive possibilities. They're slow-walking, fast-talking jokes.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.
Monday, January 22 2007
As 24's sixth day takes shape, it looks as though moral certainty isn't what it used to be.
Friday, March 25 2005
Gracie, it appears, has learned nothing from her previous 'girl power' outing.
Friday, October 29 2004
Repeatedly, Ray collapses lore and desire into metaphorical, emotional, and narrative economy, occasioned by a groundbreaking song.
Thursday, July 15 2004
This updated Cinderella is named Sam, wears pink high tops, and spends her off-hours exchanging anonymous emails with her Prince Charming-to-be.
Thursday, July 3 2003
The first time around, Elle's chirpy charm seemed fresh and campy; now it's formula.
Thursday, May 8 2003
Too many scenes (and far too many montages) seem in slow motion, even though they involve kids moving at something approximating warp-speed.