Alan Ball
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Features

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008
8 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008
30 Apr 2008 // 5:59 PM

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

//Reviews

Towelhead
14 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM

As viewers of Towelhead must know (and Jasira, eternally ripe and optimistic, will never know), the future has only become more constricted.

Six Feet Under
11 Sep 2005 // 8:00 PM

Six Feet Under's lack of delicacy is easy to mistake for exploitation. Where other shows hint, this one acts out.

//Blogs

The 10 Worst Examples of Screenwriters Turned Directors
20 May 2014 // 4:09 AM

Sometimes, letting a screenwriter direct a movie turns out to be a terrific idea. Here are 10 examples, however, where that promise translated into something pathetic.

Girl Gone Child: The Trouble with 'Towelhead'
10 Sep 2008 // 6:45 PM

There is a fine line between illustration and exploitation. Put another way, there's a clear delineation between drama and dreck. Dress it up any way

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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