Archive for July, 2007

The odor from the stinkbomb that Colby Cosh lobbed at The Sopranos has wafted hither. T.S. Eliot notoriously remarked that the only method of the critic is to be very intelligent. This doesn’t help the writer much, but it saves the reader all kinds of time, allowing him to skip, say, the critical efforts of […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 24, 2007 @ 6:17 PM | Culture,Literature,Movies

Pickup on South Street Richard Widmark sneers. Thelma Ritter finks, sells ties. Audience nods off. Rancho Notorious Alas for Fritz Lang, direction translates poorly from the German. Thieves Like Us Is it possible? An Altman fanboy favorite that can be sat through? Cries and Whispers The TV is clear of dust where the red envelope […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 24, 2007 @ 6:07 PM | Movies,Poetry