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Where Are the Women? Survivor

Every single role played by a woman in this film — and there are many — could have been played by a man without changing a single line of dialogue. [This post is not behind the paywall.]

question of the day: How will the change represented by the incoming Obama administration be reflected in movies, TV, and other pop culture?

At noon today on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Not to give the man too much power, but… How will the change represented by the incoming Obama administration be reflected in movies, TV, and other pop culture? … more…

American Beauty (again) (review)

Was American Beauty the single best film of 1999? I can’t decide. The second time I watched the film, on a widescreen video screener after it won the Oscar for Best Picture, I thought with horror: I named this sitcom one of my best films of the year? On a third viewing, also on the small screen, I saw once again all the brilliance that I saw the first time around, and more.