Articles in Culture and Criticism
I grew up in a Wall Street bedroom community, where the local news isn't really local because…who cares.
Let's go out to the lobby, and get ourselves a Couch Baron, again! John Ramos produced another fine film, Terms And Conditions May Apply, and I'm super-happy to plug this one, because 1) it's a …
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War is an overview of how Americans managed death, in response to a larger and more sustained barrage of it than anyone could have previously imagined.
I knew scarcely anything about Judy Garland before I read Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland; I don't know much more about her now.
A fantastic two hours; I didn't get bored once. I like Tom Cruise so much more when he's playing a borderline douche, as he does here.
An odd documentary whose amateurishness gets the best of it in the end, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston can't get its arms all the way around Roy Halston Prowick.
After several weeks and many wintry nights of the pop-culture soul, Cinemarch Madness has its champion — and that champion is Dear Zachary.
It's the correct result, in my opinion, although it's a surprise to me, I …
At last, the finals, after which I will probably post nothing but pictures of dwarf bunnies for a week. Heh.
In which we try to choose the bleakest film of all time — the most depressing, dislocating, hopeless, heartrending, or otherwise difficult movie-watching experience.
How it works
First, a few friends and I spitballed a master list. …
Let's just assume Boys Don't Cry is through — it's got my vote — and talk about the others. The Pianist is good, sad, harsh, et cetera, but is not punching its weight with other …