Monday, April 21 2003
A meditation on the song of the same name that chillingly relates the story of a lynching.
A provocative, dead-on, and hilarious political roundtable.
While hip-hop continues to accumulate force and focus to speak more truth to power, it is good, really, to see N'Bushe Wright.
Monday, March 31 2003
Wanda Sykes' new show provides a perfect stage for her one-lining sass.
Oliver Beene is strangely sterile.
As good as he tries to be, Hank comes into repeated conflict with the rapidly changing world around him.
What makes these kids primo WB material is their emotional intensity and, no small thing, their incessant desire to talk about same.
Monday, March 3 2003
Repeatedly underlines, at times subtly and others more plainly, the responsibility of living in a democracy.
Put any man, but especially a pretty man-boy, in a stylized cowboy suit and he's bound to come off looking like one of the Village People. And the Lone Ranger does.
The most important questions Cannibal never addresses are what she (and presumably we) find so compelling about modern cannibal stories, and how our obsession over these stories is directly tied to contemporary culture.
Perhaps the problem with Are You Hot? is that it's too simple-minded even for reality TV.
Monday, February 10 2003
Events at Earl's Park tend to be broadly soap operatic.
The humor [of 'The Office'] is as dry as vermouth; next to it, the 'Dilbert' comic strip is 'The Man Show'.
No other fiction show has offered such a frighteningly realistic look inside our nation's prisons or so openly debated their moral and social obligations.
During the first episodes this season, Cowell was, in his own words, 'bored,' which made him rather boring to watch.
Tuesday, February 4 2003
Father-son dynamics are the driving dramatic force of Veritas.
La Corporación is big-time business -- regular, deliberate, inexorable.
Dragnet's best moments belong to Friday and Smith, and have little to do with this investigation.
Tuesday, January 28 2003
Skeet Ulrich brings to Miracles a combination of weary intensity and ethereal pretty-boy beauty.
Thursday, January 16 2003
Presiding over this commotion is the series' preternaturally cool hero, the highly principled and motorcycle-riding Bill Sterling (Josh Brolin).