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

Rob Bowman

Reviews

Tuesday, May 18 2010

Mourning Becomes Elektra Fans Who See This Stinker

This film feels more like a desecration than an imaginative failure. One of the most complex characters in the comics universe deserved better.


Tuesday, May 6 2008

Movin' On Up

From its first eerily harmonized soul anthems through the feverish funk of Superfly, this two-disc documentary establishes Mayfield’s visionary leadership.


Wednesday, April 6 2005

Elektra (2005)

Even as she might look toward a future, however, Elektra is all about the past.


Thursday, January 13 2005

Elektra (2005)

Now starring in her own movie (following the generally dismal effort called Daredevil, in which she was, by the way, killed), Elektra is all rage, careening between hyper-organization (she arranges her bananas so they all point the same way) and finely honed, utterly scary violence.


Thursday, July 11 2002

Reign of Fire (2002)

There's probably something to be said here about guys and competition and pointy weapons.


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