Sunday, March 28 2004
Big Brother, good or bad, were caught in some remarkable crosswinds, and the tension of occupying their position makes compelling drama.
Monday, March 22 2004
Homicide's third season focuses increasingly on tensions among the detectives, as they endure increasingly personal devastations, over more linear storylines and more sensational murder mysteries.
Barbarians challenges some common misconceptions about these tribal nomads.
Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.
The truth is shifty throughout Beyond Borders, primarily because its fiction is filtered through Sarah's eyes.
Sunday, March 21 2004
Monday, March 15 2004
It was a show about a car, with the two leads, detectives David Starsky and Ken Hutchinson, taking second billing.
Homicide lays out an utterly compelling and occasionally oblique anti-cop-show premise.
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.