Monday, March 15 2004
Berkley-educated, Katherine is a 'forward thinker,' a 'bohemian' who believes that education opens doors.
Morvern is a puzzle the film picks at but never quite solves, the focus of its probing but also respectful attention.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon transcends its Catholic specificity to find spiritual truth through humility.
Sunday, March 14 2004
It is difficult to overstate just how brilliant Abba was.
Monday, March 8 2004
If the film is the definitive model of where blaxploitation intersects with sci-fi, as it has so often been regarded, then 2003 was an appropriate year for its return.
Sunday, March 7 2004
With radio typically turning a deaf ear to novelty music, limiting the chances Al had for taking his comedy to the public, video may have simply been a back door into the minds of audiences.
Throughout her career she displayed a willful perversity for going against the grain, situating herself as a one-woman public relations wrecking crew.
Amos Poe had a terrific chance to put together the definitive profile of an artist who is at the peak of his career, producing great music, prose, and drama at such a prolific rate as he'd never done before.
Jim Croce was one of those troubadours, a storyteller in the old-fashioned sense who toiled in a series of blue-collar jobs until he hit it big.
Combining Tom Waits's atmospheric sensibilities with somber, piano-laden dirges, the Black Heart Procession swear that love will destroy you.
Monday, March 1 2004
Press Gang refused to treat its audience like children.
You can almost hear the producers' pitch: 'It's Heathcliff and Catherine via Justin and Britney -- tragic love, but without all those heavy wool broadcloths.'
Disinformation is a lot like the Weekly World News as written by James Randi and the staff of The Skeptical Enquirer.
For Schroeder, gambling becomes a metaphor for the allure of the unknown.
'I'm always going 10 miles too far over the top, and sometimes I have a tendency to go crazy ham and cheese,' says Jack Black.
Sarah is the origin and end of the fiction, its cause and effect simultaneously.
Far too vast to be linear or inclusive, the Godzilla story is actually a lot of stories, many of them contradictory.
She may have been a multimedia moppet, skipping from comic strip to radio to Broadway, but Little Orphan Annie is no movie star.
Sunday, February 29 2004
With the ideals of Woodstock thrown out the window, music festivals have become more about corporate synergy than politics.
The power of the film resides in Zevon's directness. He never seems to forget that he's dying, yet he keeps his life from taking on either a romantic sheen or a pitiful skin.