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FILM PREVIEW: Holiday Movie Mess

Here’s a friendly warning for you: don’t count on the movies to get you through the holidays, any more than they got you through the Wall Street seizures or this gut-wrencher of an election. As bad as the movies have…

Posted on: November 3rd, 2008 | Comments (1)

FILM REVIEW: The Depression and High School Musical 3

No way. Actually, I refuse to review High School Musical 3. We all know it’s rotten. Which brings me to my point: where the hell are the movies? I mean the ones for mass audiences, designed to make sentient beings…

Posted on: October 27th, 2008 | Leave Comment

The New Cold War's Premature Ejaculation

You may not have noticed it, but a couple of weeks ago, the New York Times slipped in a story that completely contradicted a narrative that it had been building up for two straight months, one that was leading America into…

Posted on: October 23rd, 2008 | Comments (1)

FILM REVIEW: W. Stands for "What the Hell?"

Don’t be fooled by how amusing this image looks. You ever sit through the rough cut of your friend’s independent film? Well, I have, lotsa times, God help me, so seeing Oliver Stone’s W. really brought back some nauseating memories….

Posted on: October 20th, 2008 | Comments (1)

THEATER REVIEW: Keep That Curtain Closed!

This is theater! I went to a play recently, I’m ashamed to admit. It was a Tom Stoppard play called Rock ‘n’ Roll, which is embarrassing beyond words. It wasn’t my idea! But even so, I went with a certain…

Posted on: October 13th, 2008 | Leave Comment

FILM REVIEW: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Got ninety minutes to kill? When you’re a young Have in a rich country, you’ve got a glorious wealth of time to waste, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist is a movie that’s about young Haves, for young Haves. The…

Posted on: October 6th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Sarah Palin's Rigged Redemption

The fix was in. There’s no other way to explain the disconnect between Sarah Palin’s performance in last night’s debate–which made me cringe so much that my forehead started to cramp–and the post-debate analysis, in which everyone in punditland agreed…

Posted on: October 3rd, 2008 | Leave Comment