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

Davis Guggenheim

Features

Sunday, August 29 2010

Part One: September 2010

With over 23 films to choose from, September is a smorgasbord of possibilities -- from intelligent thrillers to unusual chiller, creative kid flicks and the standard Tinseltown tripe.


Reviews

Friday, September 24 2010

'Waiting for ‘Superman’': Lack of Accountability

The young students' stories are surely Waiting for ‘Superman’'s most effective strategy, but it's hard not to wonder at how they are being used in such a slick enterprise.


Wednesday, January 6 2010

It Might Get Loud

Guggenheim’s portraits of the three guitarists are meant to emphasize and reemphasize the guitar’s limitless possibilities.


Wednesday, September 9 2009

It Might Get Loud

The structure ambles, providing long set-up segments with each of the three musicians in their home spaces, messing with their guitars, chatting about tradecraft.


Wednesday, October 10 2007

Gracie

Gracie, a modest, likable little soccer movie that came and went quickly and quietly in theaters this past spring, plays to just about every sports movie cliché in the book.


Thursday, May 31 2007

Gracie (2007)

Though the movie accommodates sports-movie conventions, Gracie is difficult to dismiss.


Gossip (2000) [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Saturday, February 6 2010

Couples Retreat (2009): Blu-ray

When Swingers stumbled onto the scene back in 1996, it was championed as a brilliant piece of indie smarm. With Jon Favreau providing the script and


Friday, October 9 2009

'Loud' Loses Its Focus Early and Often

They represent three generations of guitar godliness, axmen supreme who helped helm The Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin, U2, and The White Stripes straight to the top


Friday, October 9 2009

'Retreat' Can't Compete with Current Comedies

When Swingers stumbled onto the scene back in 1996, it was championed as a brilliant piece of indie smarm. With Jon Favreau providing the script and


News

Sunday, September 13 2009

Documentary filmmaker found the convenient truth behind three guitar heroes

MINNEAPOLIS — He has rock-star hair, rock-critic glasses and a movie-star wife. Davis Guggenheim also has an Oscar for directing "An Inconvenient Truth," the Al Gore


Sunday, June 3 2007

Based on a real story, 'Gracie' is a Shue thing

SAN FRANCISCO -- In 1967, when the Boston Marathon was restricted to men, race officials angrily pushed Kathrine Switzer off the course after realizing she was


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