Dorothy Burk is a full-time writer and wanderer from the wilds of Northeastern California. Her work has appeared on the experimental creative blog Antartika.TV, in Matter journal and in a variety of small, strange chapbooks. She is most interested in the relationship between criminality and media and has been a fan of the cop show for as long as she can remember.
This new collection of critical essays on Twin Peaks has bright moments, but suffers from poor curation.
03 Dec 2013
Behind the rhetoric of the drug war and the feverish promises of politicians lies an incredible network of corruption that has turned one of the world's most notorious criminals into one of its most powerful men.
19 Nov 2013
Based on the life of noted ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, Oka! is a story about life, sound and love overshadowed by ethical problems.
15 Nov 2013
Set in war-torn sub-Saharan Africa, War Witch presents a teen's view of war without political overtures.
30 Oct 2013
He didn't play his old band's songs for years. Now, with CIRCLES SUPER BON BON, Doughty tackles the ghosts of his past and tells PopMatters all about it (and guitar pornography).
22 Oct 2013
Based on the thriller by James Herbert, The Secret of Crickley Hall falls short on chills and fails to leave a strong impression -- until its final act.
15 Oct 2013
One of the most critically celebrated cop shows of the last decade, Southland confronted the realities of policing in a hard-to-watch final season that not even loyal fans understood at first.
03 Oct 2013
Anchored by the narration of Tom Selleck, this nature series is a spectacular look at the North American ecosystem and the many characters which populate it.
02 Oct 2013
Whether sashaying down a runway or learning how to use a double-edged dagger, these young women are caught in social forces larger and more powerful than themselves.
18 Sep 2013
It's only five minutes into the movie, and already we're inundated with images of how poor, normal Dale suffers in a world of deviant sex freaks.
17 Sep 2013
An interview with the real Chris Potamitis, featured as an extra of the Blu-ray release of the film, is the most interesting thing on this whole disc.
09 Sep 2013
Director Sarah Polley navigates the gap between our memories and our inability to ever really reconstruct the past with grace and determination.
05 Sep 2013
In a new look at the legendary outlaw, Christopher Bowman plays a teenage Billy the Kid whose fate is shaped by violence in the small New Mexico town where he lives with his mother.
03 Sep 2013
Newcomer Onata Aprile is perfect as Maisie, a six-year-old girl whose sensitivity and wit shines despite her parents' bitter divorce and custody battle.
26 Aug 2013
In its 10th season as one of America's most-viewed shows, NCIS brings the action closer to home with attacks against Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his beloved crew.
19 Aug 2013
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