Greg May

Good cop bad cop: Stars team up for Training Day

You want to root for the good guys, but it’s hard to know who they are when the cops begin to resemble the people they pursue. One of the questions the new release Training Day brings up is just how close pursuers come to the pursued. Elevated above the standard cops-and-robbers fare, Training Day (Warner […]

Vignettes form dark, fluid story

What can be said about a play that rarely feels like a play? “Race of the Ark Tattoo” is an incredible cross between a garage sale and an interactive performance art piece. It blurs many lines with only one “character,” a narrative so incredibly loose that it could more safely be called a collection of […]

Vignettes tell dark, fluid story

What can be said about a play that rarely feels like a play? “Race of the Ark Tattoo” is an incredible cross between a garage sale and an interactive performance art piece. It blurs many lines with only one “character,” a narrative so incredibly loose that it could more safely be called a collection of […]

The Dish looks lightly at the ’60s space race

Audiences looking for a little space nostalgia and impressive editing effects will find a treasure in The Dish, which tells the story of an Australian satellite dish crew working during the historic Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969. Introducing viewers to the operators of the Parkes radio telescope, Director Rob Sitch creates a realistic film with […]

Spy Kids makes for movie mediocrity

Many critics argue that Hollywood blockbusters often follow a set formula. That may be true, but what about the formula for mediocre movies? Combine a director with great music, an odd script taken directly from a James Bond film and moral lessons from none other than Cheech Marin (Tin Cup). Add excellent visual effects, some […]

Cusack carries High Fidelity with shining performance

4 Hatchets Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable, or was I miserable because I listened to pop music? asks Rob Gordon (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) in the beginning of High Fidelity (Touchstone Pictures). Based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name, the story revolves around Gordon and his record […]

Tons of blood and other flaws turn legend into strange film

Most know the story of Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman and the terrorized town of Sleepy Hollow. Tim Burton and writer Andrew Kevin Walker have made the classic tale deeper and darker, weaving their own subplots and adding to the narrative in their feature film, Sleepy Hollow (Paramount Pictures). Johnny Depp (Fear and Loathing in […]

Center for Academic Technology steps up after CIRC dissolves

The Center for Academic Technology is taking shape this year to provide “vision, planning and technical support” to activities that blend technology with academics and research, according to a department description released by CAT. After last year’s break-up of the Computer Information Resource Center (CIRC), CAT will overlook projects including the Instructional Technology Lab, Prometheus, […]

GW experiences technology changes

Students are plugging in, turning on, and booting up across GW and the nation. E-mail, Internet, and even compact disc burners have become a common sight in many residence hall rooms. But not all students have caught up with the digital revolution. Luckily for GW students, a variety of departments, many of which are undergoing […]