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Wednesday, April 15 2015

The 10 Best One-and-Done Directors

Not every filmmaker gets a chance to make their career as a director. Here are ten individuals who tried, and then never sat behind the lens again.

Tuesday, October 28 2014

Of Grimms, Slayers, and Vampires with Souls

Although our heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Grimm are initially alone, accepting help, and valuing their found families, is a virtue.

Wednesday, September 17 2014

Soul Murder and Dreams in ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’

Like the cobwebs and spider webs that colonize a neglected basement, Haruki Murakami’s filamentous plot threads trail uncannily across our psyches.

Wednesday, September 3 2014

‘Blended’: Sandler’s Still Searching for His Sweet Spot

Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.

Wednesday, July 25 2012

Wednesdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

To combat the titans of fall TV ratings, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, and American Idol, the networks are offering up space aliens, superheroes, and a monkey!

Wednesday, June 15 2011

‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Could Do with More Honey, Less Vinegar

Vanishing of the Bees flits about from topic to topic -- and loses its way.

Sunday, May 8 2011

We Are the City: High School EP

Experimentation sometimes gets in the way of the grandiose majesty at which these songs aim, and it sometimes gets the better of the Canadian trio We Are the City.

Thursday, April 28 2011

Actresses Shining Behind The Cameras

Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?

Tuesday, March 15 2011

SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Super’ and ‘Being Elmo’

If Super was on your radar, then it’s probably safe to say you are in the four percent that it was made for. And you will more than likely have yourself a grand ol’ time.

Friday, November 19 2010

2011’s TV Trend: Remakes

Kurosawa 101: Day Ten, 1991 - 1993 (Features) [21.Oct.10]
‘The Event’ Will Be Unrequited (Channel Surfing) [8.Oct.10]
Holding Out For ‘Heroes’ (Channel Surfing) [2.Dec.09]
Kinship & Collective Fate in Heroes (Channel Surfing) [16.Jun.09]
‘Heroes’ and the Coming Out Narrative (Channel Surfing) [10.Jun.09]
Grey Gardens (Reviews) [20.Apr.09]
He’s Just Not That Into You (Reviews) [6.Feb.09]
Heroes: Season Three Premiere (Reviews) [22.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008 (Features) [9.Sep.08]
Juno (Reviews) [13.Apr.08]
Smart People (Reviews) [11.Apr.08]
‘Juno’ grows and grows (News) [17.Jan.08]
Juno (Reviews) [5.Dec.07]
Heroes (Reviews) [26.Sep.07]
Heroes: Season One (Reviews) [10.Sep.07]
Heroes (Reviews) [25.May.07]
Lucky You (2006) (Reviews) [8.May.07]
Lucky You (2006) (Reviews) [4.May.07]
Monkey Business (Part 1: May) (Features) [30.Apr.07]
Hug: Heroes (Capsule Reviews) [7.Mar.07]
Music and Lyrics (2007) (Reviews) [14.Feb.07]
The Roger Kellaway Trio: Heroes (Reviews) [24.Oct.06]
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