Thursday, January 16 2003
Abby's writers have an opportunity to develop more fully one character, and give a black woman a star turn.
Unfailingly disciplined, the Dardennes resist glib payoffs and easy answers.
Endeavors to complicate the standard black-white buddy dynamic.
Most often cast as sidekicks, Anthony Anderson has shown repeatedly that he can perform rings around supposed stars.
The women are also functions of a coherent narrative, made comprehensible as embodiments of historical patterns.
A movie of this sort depends on a relentless illogic.
In El Crimen del Padre Amaro, the Catholic Church and its representatives are not immune from earthly corruption and desire.
Wednesday, January 15 2003
Elmore Leonard manages to entertain us and make us think.
The Undercut Reader: Critical Writings on Artists’ Film and Video by Edited by Nina Damino and Micha
the world unfolding inside it is always interesting and sometimes fascinating.
The glory and thrill of this pivotal game against the backdrop of a troubled country.
Hepinstall's writing comes inflated by high praise.
Patricia Cornwell has gone ... silently and irretrievably mad"
From an intellectual property standpoint, creativity is seen more and more as a force of constant innovation.
Precious little has been said about the individuals who drive this industry: the customers.
He's missing a hell of a lot because the water is rushing around him faster than he can drink.
Tuesday, January 14 2003
Usually when I hear a great album, I can’t wait to sit down and write about it. When you write music reviews, it’s
Kathy Kosins is yet another contemporary jazz singer who writes her own material. Between Kosins, Carol Duboc, Shirley Eckhart, Cassandra Wilson, and Patricia Barber, it
Whatever you do with this album, be sure not to look at the liner notes and photos before listening. Simply viewing these photos of four
Having toured with Max Roach and been a piano player for various jazz and Latin bands in New York City, it seems a bit odd
The Flying Burrito Brothers appeared on their first LP dressed in gaudy suits and standing in front of a shed. While this photo gives the