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

Steven Shainberg

Reviews

Monday, October 25 2010

For a Movie that Wants to Depict Fringe, 'Secretary' Is Surprisingly Didactic

Secretary is a quirky feature from the early 2000s about BDSM and lonely damaged people wearing sexy stockings. A critical darling in theatrical release, the film is still thought-provoking and disconcerting.


Tuesday, November 14 2006

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

In making Arbus' biography understandable, if "imaginary," the film also makes her work -- so thrillingly strange -- a bit too familiar.


Wednesday, September 25 2002

Secretary (2002)

Secretary is about anxiety, depression, the inability to communicate.


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