Friday, February 13 2015
Despite its risqué reputation, this film, like the book it is adapted from, is a generic tale of male power that's been told many times before.
Friday, September 13 2013
What Do Women Want? is fascinating, with the author's well-polished prose and affective curiosity justifying its place as one of the most talked-about books of the year, sexy title aside.
Monday, October 24 2011
The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.
Thursday, May 19 2011
The Stormchasers is a non-traditional entry into the Chick Lit canon as there’s a lot of scientific talk in the book and a lot of getting one’s hands dirty. Sophie Kinsella this ain’t.
Sunday, November 21 2010
Does changing your relationship status online have to mean digital drama?
Tuesday, October 19 2010
This story depicts a world that is completely absurd and out of control, which brings a lot of dark humor into it. Yet its truly scary -- you have to wonder if this is the slippery slope the real world is headed down.
Wednesday, March 3 2010
Is blonde and voluptuous a sufficient motive for harrowing hell?
Wednesday, February 3 2010
How does effort fit into the romance equation?
Wednesday, December 2 2009
A scene shows Ryder blissfully tying up the manuscript and putting a rose under the string. That's rather like what Armstrong and the screenwriters did to the film: tied it up neatly with a pretty flower.
Thursday, September 25 2008
The world of The Duchess should have been one of fiery tumult, but little of that foment makes it into this film’s garden party landscape.