::: browse long stuff ::: philms
Tue, Mar 20, 2007
Taking It in the Cojones for Her Majestys Secret Service
Is Bond defining a new type of post-war masculinity for Britain?
Tue, Jan 30, 2007
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The Perverse Allegory of a Savior
Tom Tykwer offers an odd-smelling twist on the Christ-figure.
Wed, Nov 29, 2006
The Course of Empire
Clint Eastwood and an elegy to a dying genre, a lost frontier.
Mon, Sep 04, 2006
The Wicker Man
A look at the cult classic and its contemporary remake reveals two films with one message.
Sun, Jul 09, 2006
Addicted to Denial
If a train is heading toward you, ignorance does not lead to bliss.
Sat, May 06, 2006
V for Vendetta
V for Vindictive
The Wachowski Brothers’ fear and loathing of the Bush Administration, or, Neo regresses.
Tue, May 02, 2006
The Passion of the Christ
Of Passions Medieval and Modern
The critics lashed Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ two years ago with a frenzy surpassed only by popular enthusiasm for the film. The reasons for the gap go deep—right to the film’s roots in medieval religious art.
Sun, Mar 05, 2006
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Or, Schindler's List in Slapstick