Book Reviews by Author

Conquest, Robert: The Great Terror: A Reassessment
Joyce, James: Ulysses (post contains links to articles on each chapter)
McCarthy, Cormac: Blood Meridian
McCullough, David: John Adams

2009 Films

-35 Shots of Rum
-(500) Days of Summer
-Adventureland (second review)
-Anvil! The Story of Anvil
-Assassination of a High School President
-Away We Go
-Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans
-Big Fan
-Black Dynamite
-Blind Side, The
-Bright Star
-Brothers Bloom, The
-Crank: High Voltage
-Crazy Heart
-District 9
-Divo, Il
-Drag Me to Hell
-Fantastic Mr. Fox
-Fired Up!
-Funny People
-Girlfriend Experience, The
-Goodbye Solo
-Hangover, The
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
-Headless Woman, The
-Hurt Locker, The
-I Love You, Beth Cooper
-I Love You, Man
-Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, The
-In the Loop
-Informers, The
-Inglourious Basterds (second review)
-Invention of Lying, The
-It Might Get Loud
-A Letter to Uncle Boonmee
-Limits of Control, The
-Michael Jackson's This Is It
-New in Town
-Observe and Report
-Phantoms of Nabua
-Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
-Public Enemies (Second Review)
-Road, The
-Rudo y Cursi
-S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale
-Serious Man, A
-Sherlock Holmes
-Silent Light
-Soloist, The
-Star Trek
-State of Play
-Summer Hours
-Terminator: Salvation
-Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
-Twilight Saga, The: New Moon
-Two Lovers
-Unborn, The
-Up in the Air
-Where the Wild Things Are
-The White Ribbon
-World's Greatest Dad
-X-Men Origins: Wolverine
-Year One

Director Retrospectives

Carpenter, John

-Dark Star
-Assault on Precinct 13
-Someone's Watching Me!
-The Fog
-Escape from New York
-The Thing
-Big Trouble in Little China
-Prince of Darkness
-They Live
-Memoirs of an Invisible Man
-In the Mouth of Madness
-Village of the Damned
-Escape from L.A.

De Palma, Brian

-The Wedding Party
-Murder à la Mod
-Hi, Mom!
-Get to Know Your Rabbit
-Phantom of the Paradise
-The Fury
-Home Movies
-Dressed to Kill
-Blow Out
-Body Double
-Wise Guys
-The Untouchables
-Casualties of War
-The Bonfire of the Vanities
-Raising Cain
-Carlito's Way

Godard, Jean-Luc

-Le Petit Soldat
-A Woman is a Woman
-Vivre sa vie
-Les Carabiniers
-Contempt (afterthoughts)
-Band of Outsiders
-Une Femme Mariée
-Pierrot le fou
-Masculin, Féminin
-Made in U.S.A.
-2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
-La Chinoise
-Week End
-Sympathy for the Devil (a.k.a One Plus One)
-Le Gai Savoir
-British Sounds (w/ the Dziga Vertov Group)
-Pravda (w/ the Dziga Vertov Group)
-Le Vent d'Est (w/ the Dziga Vertov Group)
-Vladimir and Rosa (w/ the Dziga Vertov Group)
-Tout va bien (w/ Jean-Pierre Gorin)
-Letter to Jane (w/ Jean-Pierre Gorin)
-Here and Elsewhere (w/ Anne-Marie Miéville)
-Numéro Deux (w/ Anne-Marie Miéville)
-Comment Ça Va (w/ Anne-Marie Miéville)

Spielberg, Steven

-The Sugarland Express
-Close Encounters of the Third Kind
-Raiders of the Lost Ark
-E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
-Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
-The Color Purple
-Empire of the Sun
-Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
-Jurassic Park
-Schindler's List
-The Lost World: Jurassic Park
-Saving Private Ryan


[Arranged by artist name, then chronologically by release date)

-The Beatles — Please Please Me
-The Beatles — With the Beatles
-The Beatles — A Hard Day's Night
-The Beatles — Beatles For Sale
-The Beatles — Help!
-The Beatles — Rubber Soul
-The Beatles — Revolver
-The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
-The Beatles — Magical Mystery Tour
-The Beatles — The Beatles
-The Beatles — Yellow Submarine
-The Beatles — Abbey Road
-The Beatles — Let It Be
-Bowie, David — Station to Station
-Captain Beefheart — Lick My Decals Off, Baby
-Lennon, John — John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
-Mingus, Charles — Cornell 1964
-Morrison, Van — Astral Weeks
-Pavement — Slanted and Enchanted
-The Rolling Stones — Exile on Main St.
-Sonic Youth — Daydream Nation
-Television — Marquee Moon
-Townsend Project, Devin — Addicted
-West, Kanye — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Lists and Features

TV Lists

-The 25 Best (and 5 Worst) Angel Episodes
-The 10 Best Arrested Development Episodes
-The 25 Best (and 5 Worst) Buffy Episodes
-My 30 Favorite Mr. Show Sketches -- 30-16 / 15-1
-My 20 Favorite T.V. Characters

Year End Lists

-Best of 2007
-Best of 2008
-Best of 2009
-Best of 2010

Assorted Film/Album Lists
-Biggest Disappointments of 2008
-Best Films of the '00s
-Best Albums of 2010
-2010 in Review (Including Best-of lists for Director, Actor, etc.)
-"A Life in Movies"
-"Shadows of Forgotten Film"
-Harry Potter Films, Ranked

Stuff I Like

-Buckethead (musician)
-Miles Davis (musician)
-Prince (musician)
-Devin Townsend (musician)

Miscellaneous (arranged by date published, starting with most recent)

Harry Potter Books, Ranked
Cinematic Alphabet
Thematic Explorations in The Social Network's Mise-en-Scène
Ulysses Reading Diary
Dalí: The Late Work
Pete Postlethwaite, 1946-2011
The Return of the Son of the Death of Film Criticism, In THREEEEEE-DDDDDDD!!
My Thoughts on the Leno/Conan Fiasco (1/12/10)
Numar, Do the Dance of Joy! 'Dollhouse' Renewed for Second Season
Dear God No: Joss-less 'Buffy' Film in Works
Announcement: 1989 Retrospective