Tagged: pop review

A few observations about previews

Download PDF version In the early spring of 2019, my wife and I went to see Peter Farrelly’s Green Book and appreciated its presentation of the ever-present issues involving race, sexuality, and class. More interesting than another presentation of promise...

Dare Me—Cheerleaders and homicides

Download PDF version Dare Me, the recently released Netflix original series, is a little, dark compound of reinvented symbols and stereotypes of the American popular culture.The show is based on the eponymous thriller novel by Megan Abbott (2004), dealing with...

Uncut Gems: dizzying and breathtaking cinema

Uncut Gems—the fourth feature film directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie—is an exhausting tale of gambling, jewels and loan sharks, and gives the audience very few opportunities to catch their breath during its runtime of over two hours, which...

Hunters: the hidden past of America

Al Pacino and Logan Lerman hunting Nazis: that should be enough to convince you to watch Hunters, but there is more to it than catchy, star-studded advertisement promises. Set in the America of the 70’s, the brand-new Amazon Prime Video’s...