A cool, hard look at the global structures that profit from those of us who are most vulnerable.
16 Dec 2015
In B-films such as these, there’s usually something there to be found, a something resulting from a film’s flaws, rather than its flawlessness.
11 Nov 2015
In an era of TV antiheroes, of irony, grittiness, postmodern sensibilities galore, a character like Pee-wee Herman, emphasized in Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special, is cutting edge.
19 Oct 2015
America’s youth crowded arcades, deposited quarters, and saw a way out of the modern, productive industrial economy of the post-war US and into the postmodern, postindustrial consumer economy that we inhabit today.
30 Sep 2015
There are films that slipped through the cracks, not finding their stride upon release. Either these films baffled critics, were ignored by audiences, or became subjected to the whims of a cruel market.
14 Jul 2015
'No Place to Hide' is a portrait of courage, determination, and the lengths people go to stand by their principles.
13 Jul 2015
Some works by Paul Verhoeven, a director known for satire, were shown in an ironic setting this summer. The result was an earnestness soaked in blood.
05 Jul 2015
Haruki Murakami is famous for his magical worlds rich in issues of identity and psychology. Strecher's book is the road map to understand the twisting, metaphysical 'Over There' of Murakami.
21 Jan 2015
Fantastic Four #1 seems too beholden to its history to make much of an impact. Part of this stems from the fact, as first issues do, that all characters need to be introduced.
24 Mar 2014
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