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Rants And Raves: 'Breaking Bad'

Lovely piece.

September 30, 2013 at 5:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Room 237'

I enjoyed Room 237 as a kind of ethnographic film about online film fan culture. And, damn, if I don't want the floor plans described in the film.

April 17, 2013 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teen Critic: 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Hi, Robert--

Nice review and congratulations on getting your first critical gig! I think your distinction between the character as written and the performance of the character is interesting. Too often it's easy to blame an actor for a poorly written character (or poor direction in performing that character). It's nice to see recognition of an actor's fine work with negligible material. So thanks for giving me something to ponder.

I hope to see more reviews from you and I applaud both KPBS and Beth for seeking out new and different perspectives on film.

January 11, 2013 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Midday Movies: Horrible Imaginings

really interesting conversation. thanks!

October 18, 2012 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rants and Raves: The Power of Geek

"We had participants all over the world: The US, Germany, Australia, India—our Indian tweeters actually had to watch the film before breakfast because of the time difference, yet there they were!...If the mission of MOSS is to increase the attention to and appreciation for disreputable, hard-to-love pop culture, then I would chalk this one up as a major victory."

You've really managed to articulate the inarticulate pride I felt at being part of this. It's just amazing to be able to watch a movie with people all over the world, all at the same time. And to have some kind of noticeable effect--trending--while it seems like I'm just watching a silly movie with friends and new friends, helped to drive that home for me.


July 5, 2012 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guest Review: 'The Avengers'

Don't forget his incredibly complex thigh-high sandals, with extra buckles for greater security during drinking and fighting Nemean lions and the Hulk.

May 3, 2012 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guest Review: 'The Avengers'

Yeah, I think it totally reflects cultural perspectives. Zeus is rarely raping anyone and often shiny and more helpful than the other gods, who are portrayed as petty and selfish. And that's part of why it's so entertaining when the Greek or Norse gods appear in comics, because they are so different.

May 3, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guest Review: 'The Avengers'

The Classical worldview was a lot more pessimistic/less optimistic. So many of the stories are about not getting the gods attention. Meanwhile, in Metropolis, a young girl shouts, "Help, Superman, my kitten is stuck in a tree!"

May 3, 2012 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Guest Review: 'The Avengers'

I like how you tie comics to Classical mythology. They are contemporary myths--but with a sense of fun.

May 3, 2012 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Interview: Joe Hill

I really enjoyed this interview--especially the parts about how Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez work together.

And that image of the open head and the child's total innocence around how disturbing it is, has stuck with me since I first read, Head Games.

Thanks for a great interview!

March 20, 2012 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )