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

Gavin O’Connor

Reviews

Thursday, September 8 2011

'Warrior': What Masculinity Entails, These Days

Warrior hits the screen as Greek tragedy manqué, a saga of economic recession and mixed martial arts.


Thursday, October 23 2008

Pride and Glory

By the time Eladio (Rick Gonzalez) makes his single-scene appearance in Pride and Glory, the fate of his adversary has been exhaustively telegraphed.


Wednesday, February 4 2004

Miracle (2004)

Disney's Miracle is an unabashed celebration of the connections among sports, national pride, and the wonder of whiteguyness.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Tumbleweeds (1999)

In Tumbleweeds, Gavin O'Connor (who, besides starring in and directing the film, also wrote and produced it) presents us with a variation on the road-trip-buddy movie. While it's true that, after the likes of Thelma and Louise and Boys on the Side, the woman's version of this once typically male-only genre is no longer novel, O'Connor attempts to switch things up a bit by making his best friend protagonists mother and daughter.


Blogs

Thursday, October 23 2008

'Pride and Glory' is Solid but Predictable

By now, we understand the corruption festering under the thin blue line. Call it The Departed Syndrome, or the Badge-Carrying Whistleblower's Waltz but movies portraying


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.