Thursday, August 10 2006
All dressed up but not much to say.
Thursday, March 16 2006
You might find Vin Diesel guilty of any number of offenses in Sidney Lumet's new film. First, his hair.
Wednesday, November 16 2005
There are growing overlaps between politics, news, and entertainment. Hard news has taken a back seat to feature journalism and talk shows, real politics to realpolitik.
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.
Tuesday, November 4 2003
A not-a-teen, not-yet-an-adult primetime soap, Shakespeare by way of Jerry Bruckheimer.
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.