Archive for January, 2007

Little Children

Tales of family disintegration have been around since man first threw Mammoth blood on a cave wall. This devolution has been the basis of great literature, inspiring everyone from Shakespeare to Sontag. Dysfunctional families serve as reminders how fragile and vulnerable love and relationships can be, and their presence in movies allow us to look into the window without fear. Read the rest of this entry »


Even though director Alexander Payne’s “Election” is set in modern times, it struck such a familiar cord with me that I couldn’t help being transported back to my high school days. Darkly comic and scathingly funny, “Election” manages to nail the proverbial high school experience on the head. Like high school itself, sometimes it hurts. Read the rest of this entry »