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Recent articles by Glenn:

Philip Baker Hall Ruled “The Territory of Older, Troubled Men”

Sometimes the truly accomplished troubled older man knows when to yield the spotlight. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘Overboard’, A Romantic Comedy In Which Kidnapping is…No Big Deal?

One of the great things about romantic comedies is that traumas that normally require years of treatment to untangle are forgiven and forgotten before the end titles roll. → Read More

The Problematics: Is ‘Top Gun’ A Fist-Pumping Paragon Of Patriotism Or A War-Mongering Celluloid Hell Beast?

Which side are YOU on? → Read More

Fred Ward, In Memoriam: The Multi-Talented Actor Was An Onscreen Everyman, But Also A Lot More

Ward's gruff yet thoughtful on-screen presence was sufficiently divested of vanity. → Read More

The Problematics: How Much of a Stereotype Parade Is ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’?

This legit blockbuster made almost $400MM worldwide, and turned 20 this month. → Read More

The Problematics: The Movies And Reefer, A 4/20 Celebration

Recreational drug use is a sticky wicket, as they say. → Read More

I Remember Bruno: Tales Of A Pre-Fame Bruce Willis Bartending In ‘80s Era New York City

In 1985, Bruce Willis was indeed two guys: one, an aspiring actor hustling for work, the other being Bruno, the bartender bouncing around Manhattan mixing drinks. → Read More

The Problematics: Are the Progressive Bonafides of 1982’s ‘Victor/Victoria’ Still Valid?

You can’t please everyone. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘What Women Want,’ In Which The Power To Read Female Minds Is Bestowed Upon (Oh Boy) Mel Gibson

It never outrightly crosses the line from awkward to outright hateful, but it messes around on that line a lot. → Read More

Peter Bogdanovich, the Ultimate “Movie Nut Makes Good” Story — Until It Turned Into Something Else

A Movie Brat, an Easy Rider, and a Raging Bull, all in one. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ is Maybe More Family Friendly Than You Remember

Calling these jokes “classist” is kind of giving them too much credit. → Read More

The Problematics: Is ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ The Most Objectionable James Bond Picture?

The very character of James Bond embodies a corrupt fantasy. He is inherently a Problematic. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘What’s Up, Tiger Lily,’ Where Woody Allen Eats an Apple During a Striptease (!)

You might even plotz. → Read More

The Problematics: The Supposedly Good-Hearted Nostalgia of ‘Porky’s’ Ain’t What It Used To Be

The movie persistently returns to cartoonish sex japes that barely split the difference between Playboy and Hustler. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘Shallow Hal’ Isn’t Even Skin Deep

Shallow Hal is something worse than a "problematic": It's a spectacle devoid of any genuine feeling or perspective. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘Carrie’ Explores Teen Sexuality Through Brian De Palma’s Overtly Male Gaze (And Lots Of Pig Blood)

A large part of what makes De Palma’s Carrie potentially problematic is also a source of its unsettling power. → Read More

The Problematics: ‘Kingpin’ Still Sports Quite A Mean Streak, Even 25 Years Later

Which, in an unexpected twist, imbues the movie with a particular kind of integrity. → Read More

The Versatile Magnificence of Christopher Plummer (1929-2021)

Of course, everyone knows his work from 'The Sound of Music,' but did you know he also played one of the most cold-blooded movie villains of all-time in the 1978 sleeper thriller 'The Silent Partner'? → Read More

‘Promising Young Woman’ Stands Out From The Pack of Female Revenge Movies

Many filmmakers have taken a turn at this incendiary genre, from Abel Ferrara to ... Joan Rivers? → Read More

From Angel to Beastmistress to Bond Girl and Beyond: The Blessed Transit of Tanya Roberts

Roberts distinguished herself not just as a sex symbol, but as an unusually cheerful sex symbol. → Read More