Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Bruce Robinson

Features

Wednesday, June 20 2007

Part 4: Challenging Convention

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.


Reviews

Friday, October 28 2011

'The Rum Diary' Misses Thompson's Language

A literal-mindedness about Hunter S. Thompson's metaphors infuses the film: scary Puerto Rican natives threaten Paul and Salas during their wild nights, rich white men look overstuffed in their wicker chair.


Thursday, September 2 2010

'Withnail and I': A Pair of Quadruple Whiskies and Another Pair of Pints, Please

What other film has both found its way onto many best-of lists and also inspired a drinking game?


Blogs

Friday, October 28 2011

This Sampling of 'Rum' is Intoxicating

The Rum Diary is an overheated, heartfelt tribute. It's celluloid strained through a homemade still and fermented until near toxicity


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