Wednesday, May 15 2002
The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.
There are so very many characters playing central roles in the second half of the series, and accounting for all of their geneses is tricky indeed.
Danny's story is part noiry nightmare, part scam saga, and part junkie-underground travelogue.
'About A Boy' is not 'The Hugh Show'. Thank goodness.
Tuesday, May 14 2002
Monday, May 13 2002
Though definitely Southern in tone, 'You Know Better' delves into core problems currently plaguing the African-American community across the country. Never mind that Mulberry is a small-town; the issues addressed are rampant from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles.
Correa's 'Spy's Fate' is a must for any spy novel enthusiast. Beyond this, the book is an important political statement, and being written in a Cuban voice, it is an amazing one.
Harvey wishes to illustrate how by appealing to and then upsetting the kinds of emotional allegiance audiences give to established cinematic conventions, a more complex and compelling kind of affection emerges, one drawn by oddity and extremity and not the tried and true.
Fox's book is not just another Hollywood cry for attention hidden in the form of an autobiography. Though he may be known primarily for his work as actor, movies and movie making are not why Fox put pen to paper.
The book transcends the basic coming-out narrative by entering into a near fantasy world in which Newell never has to confront society.
Thursday, May 9 2002