Thursday, September 10 2009
With the greatest shake-up in network late-night television since King Carson left his throne, now is a perfect time to ponder where late-night television is today.
Wednesday, August 26 2009
Where a thousand stone-faced social dramas have despaired over the decay of interpersonal relations and marital unity, this is the interpersonal angst of an Ingmar Bergman movie saved by a sitcom ending and a live studio audience.
Sunday, August 23 2009
And the nominees for Best 'White' Actress on Television are… the exact same group of women who are nominated every single year by the unimaginative voting bloc.
Monday, July 20 2009
Ric Flair epitomizes Roland Barthes' 'perfect bastard', adopting a cowardly and devious state of jerkdom, elevating his coarse existence into some quasi-mythological state of being.
Wednesday, June 17 2009
With attempted justifications of military torture on our minds, Retro Remote heads back to the '50s TV Western to find a surprisingly tough moral stance on the U.S. military's destruction of human dignity and dehumanisation of 'enemy combatants'.
Sunday, June 7 2009
Still cute, funny and entertaining, Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears holds up remarkably well on every level.
Tuesday, May 26 2009
Explorations of the outer limits of the patient/ therapist relationship titillate viewers with the possibilities of what could happen.
Monday, May 18 2009
What better way to soothe modern worries than by taking in classic country music with a side of hillbilly humor?
Thursday, May 7 2009
As things start getting a little steamy, Retro Remote 'sinks into nothingness' trying to mix Gidget and some serious film theory.
Wednesday, April 29 2009
Imagine a 'Seinfeld' episode on a boat with rods in Jerry and Kramer’s hands … you get the picture.
Thursday, April 16 2009
HBO’s dedication to quality parts for women gallantly shows through and has even changed the landscape of television as we know it.
Sunday, April 12 2009
The road to Grammy-winning rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr.'s positive outcome may be paved with good intentions, but self-interest fuels the journey.
Monday, March 16 2009
For someone who wouldn’t know my mortars from my pestles, I seem to spend an awful lot of time observing chefs in action.
Sunday, March 1 2009
Going to Nashville to become country at this point is a little like going to New York City to become the Velvet Underground.
Thursday, February 19 2009
My qualifications for discussing actresses and the Oscars? I’m gay and have watched the awards for more than 25 years now. If that doesn’t make me an Oscar expert, clearly nothing does.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.
Sunday, February 8 2009
Are CNN journalists writing news headlines these days, or t-shirt slogans?
Thursday, January 15 2009
Slumdog Millionaire's Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture/Drama is like a flare warning Hollywood about its future in cinema.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
The small screen is no longer for small personalities or those without ambition or washed up has-beens.
Monday, January 12 2009
Miriam Makeba, Odetta and Eartha Kitt both fully represented and completely transcended their moments in time