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Sunday, January 1 1995

Thirteen Days

Sean Patrick Thomas is one of the more genuinely polite people I've met. He stands up to shake my hand when I arrive and leave. He acts as if he actually wants to be here, in this hotel lobby two days after Christmas, talking about his job.


Snatch

Former Chicago cop Dennis Farina still lives on the Windy City's North Side, because, he says, there's no other place like it. It's clear, though, from his relaxed posture in a sitting room at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, that he also doesn't mind traveling.


PopMatters Concert Review

PopMatters writer Tim Basham takes us along on his inaugural trip to the Sundance Film Festival.


29th New Directors/New Films Festival, New York City

Serving as a kind of global rebuttal to the high-tech, profits-minded inbreeding of Hollywood, the 29th New Directors/New Films showcases entries from emerging or neglected artists.


Valentine Videos

Traditionally, Valentine's Day divides people in the United States into two camps: the coupled and the date-free. The hype begins shortly after Christmas, until even the most stable person can feel assaulted by heart-pocked boxer shorts and stuffed bears wearing pink dresses. The solution to the hype? Rent a video and stay home.


PopMatters Concert Review

PopMatters writer Tim Basham takes us along on his inaugural trip to the Sundance Film Festival.


Stars In Newport

Showcasing films like In the Weeds, that depict the hilarious and tragic aspects of day-to-day life in visually striking ways, was a particular goal for Festival organizers..


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