Monday, June 17 2002
Saturday, June 15 2002
Since Eminem has worked overtime to stir up trouble, all this attention isn't surprising. But it can also be depressing: for the most part, responses to Eminem are all about containing a perceived threat, making Eminem ordinary.
From the moment he took his first Benzedrine tablet in 1957 until his attempted suicide in Nickajack Cave 10 years later, Johnny Cash's musical output was more fertile and prolific than at any other period in his career.
Thursday, June 13 2002
In a nutshell, the major problem with The Eminem Show is that its content, which relies heavily on shock value, does not shock us anymore.
Though it might be argued that Nicolas Cage roaring and contorting in slow motion makes for good action cinema, it's hardly the basis for a thoughtful interrogation of how war works, how it shatters (or otherwise forever changes) participants, and reinforces systemic racism.
The Marquis de Sade, dedicated family man.
The main problem here is the script, or the lack thereof.
Truly, a genius on his way to being discovered lies within this sweet film.
An action movie dressed up like an art film, 'Black Hawk Down' is not about betrayal or anger, but heroism and patriotic fervor.
The CIA here is an intensely low-down, sinister, and duplicitous organization.
Wednesday, June 12 2002
Mainly the quartet makes the kind of music that you might expect fairies to make.