Ricky Jay

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    FlashForward: From Awesomely Bad to Boringly Bad

    Spoiler alert: I'm half-assing this one! Because for reals, if you're still watching FlashForward expecting a great show, you've got problems. But if you keep reading this blog expecting the torrent of bad TV I watch every week to drive me crazy, well, you just might be in luck. The episode opene ... More >>

  • Film

    May 28, 2009

    The Con's on You

    Despite its stylish trappings, The Brothers Bloom is no joke.

  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2007

    The Best DVDs of 2007

    They made old movies feel new again

  • Film

    October 19, 2006

    Welcome to the Grand Illusion

    Memento director plumbs the depths of magic and loss

  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    The Illusionist

    Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna

  • Film

    March 11, 2004

    Dammit, Mamet!

    Based on Spartan, it would seem the master of macho dialogue has lost his touch

  • Film

    November 8, 2001

    Botched Job

    David Mamet plots and schemes, then blows his own Heist

  • Film

    April 23, 1998

    Money Changes Everything

    In The Spanish Prisoner, even David Mamet's dialogue falls flat

  • News

    March 3, 1994

    Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women

    Now at the Rodeo: swift swine and lady trick-riders. Sorry, no flaming hoops.