Wednesday, June 20 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
Thursday, December 20 2007
Today, any character who got into so many brawls would be sentenced to counseling; in 1960, it was part of the he-man's landscape, and the fights were important signifiers in any show about two guys living together in close friendship.
Thursday, March 2 2006
Bereft of comic chops, Jon Bon Jovi must carry scenes exclusively on the basis of his good looks, which works for about 10 minutes.
Sunday, November 30 2003
The real peril, though -- the one preceding all the others -- is that if you let it, the city can steal your thoughts.