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March 8, 2010

The Best Picture Wins Best Picture 24


My hope, in the end, is that the incessant hype around Avatar didn’t simply annoy voters until they voted against it, out of nothing more than spite.

March 5, 2010

The Audience, The Accused: Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon 3


Already the winner of the Golden Globe, the The White Ribbon should win the Oscar, which considering director Michael Haneke’s anti-Hollywood stance, may surprise some viewers.

March 1, 2010

Happily Ever After: Husband and Wife discuss “The Bachelor” 1


My question to you is why does “The Bachelor” — a show with a largely female audience — continue to enforce these sexist stereotypes of what a women can (and in some cases, should) be?

February 27, 2010

Father, Son, and Silver Screen: David Gilmour’s The Film Club 1


With a novelist’s attention to detail and a film buff’s ear for dialogue, this is a gripping tale of a father and son.

January 29, 2010

Brodsky’s Cat: Andrey Khrzhanovsky’s A Room and a Half 2


A Room and a Half not only allows for the fictional Brodsky’s particular nostalgia, but seems to suggest it as the indispensable poetic impulse.

January 28, 2010

Circular Dread: The Narrative Pleasures of Damages 1


Nominally a legal drama, the Damages’ serpentine plotting and titrated flashes of violence make it a first-rate thriller, and Glenn Close plays her quasi-villain to the hilt.

January 26, 2010

Nobody Wants to Go Home: A Unified Theory of Reality TV 10


The Real World may be the most important show of a generation. Its first two seasons contain the seeds of all reality television, as well some elements that would find their way into today’s most successful scripted programming.

January 13, 2010

The Girl Who Played Bestselling Literary Heroines 2


As Stieg Larsson’s thrillers hit the screen, speculation on who will play the leading lady.

January 12, 2010

Pandora’s Box: Avatar Sparks Debate in China 5


Chinese viewers see parallels between the movie’s plot and one of the nation’s most prominent social issues: the forced removal of Chinese citizens from their homes for government development projects.

January 8, 2010

Avatar: Dances with Clichés 20


If this was a screen saver, you’d have to say James Cameron did one heck of a job. Unfortunately, it is a film and all the other aspects feel glossed over.