Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Animal Husbandry: A DVD Review of Husbands

There is still a lot to appreciate about the film: the open-minded camerawork (so much happens outside of the frame), the long, expressive close-ups, the natural dialogue and the very funny moments that it creates and its general unpredictability. But truthfully, these pleasures are on display in Cassavetes’ other films too. And they don’t come with the same self-involvement and frustrating incoherence that permeates Husbands.

Click here to read my review at PopMatters

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Unexamined Body is Not Worth Living: A Review of Cloud 9

"The film's strengths lie in the natural performances and Dresden's minimalist direction. The locations feel lived-in and the performers do so much with just their eyes. But what will inevitably leave the longest lasting impression on viewers is the frankness of the love scenes which are energetic, starkly shot and — believe it or not — sexy."

Click here to read my review of Cloud 9 in The L Magazine

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Postcards from the Edge: A review of Doc Martin: Series 2

"Fans of British television – and British scenery – should be perfectly satiated by the 464-minutes of Doc Martin contained in this package. Like a good doctor, it’s dependable, easily accessible and comfortingly familiar."

Click here to read my DVD review on PopMatters