Thursday, February 26 2009
Thursday, January 22 2009
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Che is about the dissemination of Che Guevara the icon, as it is also the saga of Che refashioned.
Thursday, January 8 2009
Soderbergh's supersized retelling of the Che Guevara legend is an uncomfortable mix of war procedural and unabashed hero worship; ingenious but flawed.
Wednesday, August 6 2008
Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.
Friday, March 28 2008
In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.
Tuesday, June 12 2007
The underlying motivation to save Horizons West was about Sticking It to The Man. Us versus Them. Punk culture versus conformist culture. Poor against rich. All, interestingly enough, attitudes heavy in the subtext of the Z-Boys movies.
Friday, June 3 2005
The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.