Tuesday, January 27 2009
There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?
Tuesday, December 23 2008
Valkyrie's forward motion is stalled repeatedly by hyperbolically symbolic images, which also undercut some nuanced performances.
Sunday, November 30 2008
Sunday, November 23 2008
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Thursday, August 28 2008
Friday, July 18 2008
Transsiberian makes provocative connections between external and internal states, the ways that composition can reveal character.
Friday, June 27 2008
Angelina Jolie has evolved. As of Wanted, she is no longer merely mortal, but her own sublime creature.