Author Archives: Samuel Roudman
Cinema Verité is one of those movements that can appear more interesting than entertaining. There’s nothing wrong with narrative or visual ambiguity, there needs to be some measure in any film for it to be worth watching. But Verité’s willful, … Continue reading
Jackass 3-D obliterated the American box office over the weekend, taking in some $50 million; a full $20 million above expectations. This surprised Perez Hilton (“I guess some people love to be grossed out,” he mused), but the movie’s success … Continue reading
The New York Times has two profiles up that provide depressing entree into the increasing battiness of female right wing pundits. First up is a profile of Ann Coulter in the Fashion & Style section. Coulter represents what now seems the … Continue reading
The architecture firm Cook+Fox is responsible for the Bank of America Tower, which is no ordinary glass and steel megalith, but according to Bank of America “one of the world’s most environmentally responsible high-rise office buildings.” In a recent video … Continue reading
There’s a maxim that says good taste is just the residue of someone’s privilege. If true, the Tea Party’s musical production constitutes the low bellows of an aggrieved, cage-bound underclass. There is no denying the quality of Tea Partiers will … Continue reading
Andy Kaufman is a comedic legend. His comedy -sometimes confrontational, sometimes silly- always managed to push boundaries and challenge his audience. Fearless, Kaufman was happy to use a prime spot on the Tonight Show to read The Great Gatsby in … Continue reading
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