Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett is a San Antonio-based freelance writer who tries not to leave the house. He has degrees from Trinity University in San Antonio and University of California at Davis. He watches one film a day. In addition to his features and reviews on PopMatters, see also his PopMatters column, Canon Fodder. Since the early '90s he has written a monthly video column for the San Antonio Express-News, and his national publications include Library Journal and the Chicago-based Nostalgia Digest.

Features // 10 Articles
Columns // 50 Articles
Reviews // 136 Articles
Blogs // 344 Articles

Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection | 4 Jun 2009 // 4:59 PM

Again in the Eastwood oeuvre, a man who thinks he's in control, and especially around women, finds out he's not quite.

M Squad: Clench-jawed and World-weary | 15 Apr 2009 // 4:59 PM

Lee Marvin almost floats through his space, bending his graying hatchet-head forward on his tall lanky body, his loose limbs on the point of uncoiling into savagery when some mug pulls a rod or throws a punch. He's a dangerous gentleman.


Fighting the Battles of 'Jericho', the Show That Came Tumbling Down | 15 Sep 2015 // 9:30 PM

Jericho wore the influence of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on its sleeve, but that didn't protect it.

The Life, Death and Afterlife of Video Stores | 28 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM

In the dust of long gone video stores ghosts of film geeks past forever roam.


Oh, Throckmorton! Counting Bad Days With "The Great Gildersleeve" | 21 Sep 2015 // 9:10 PM

Gildy's continual laughs, hums, grumbles, yips, and sighs draw his voice from the silky and obsequious into annoyed growls in the new collection from Warner Video.

Two Masters of Hollywood Expressionism Go Back to Europe | 6 Aug 2015 // 9:10 PM

Escape From East Berlin and War-Gods of the Deep both try to escape from tyranny.


Accidentally Preserved Kickstarts Silents | 7 Oct 2015 // 10:28 AM

Finally, a place where new technology meets old cinema for today's silent film fans.

Color Snapshots: Agnès Varda in California | 1 Oct 2015 // 6:00 AM

Six hard-to-find films are now available in brightly colored restorations.

//Mixed media

Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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