Wednesday, August 8 2012
When Boyz n the Hood was released in 1991, I wanted to see it. All of my friends wanted to see it. We were all 11 or 12, and we all wanted to see it for the same reasons our parents didn’t want us to see it; it was about the hood.
Thursday, December 18 2008
The Graduate released one of the best, and most overlooked, albums of 2007. It surely would have ended up on scads of end-of-year lists, if anyone had actually heard it.
Friday, September 12 2008
Tuesday, July 1 2008
One of the better literary thrillers I’ve read in a long while, a revenge tale that twists into a well-constructed edge-of-your- sofa-cushion murder story.
Tuesday, October 2 2007
Forty years after its original theatrical release, The Graduate is still extremely timely and its themes and message are relevant whether in the context of 1967 or 2007.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Tuesday, March 21 2006
It's pretty amazing that someone presumably serious about launching a career as a rapper would publicly cite Weird Al as an influence. What do you make of that?