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 // 51 Articles
Reviews // 140 Articles
Blogs // 370 Articles
//Features

Clint Eastwood: American Icon Collection | 4 Jun 2009 // 3:59 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 // 3:59 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.

//Columns

40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise | 26 Nov 2015 // 4:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

Fighting the Battles of 'Jericho', the Show That Came Tumbling Down | 15 Sep 2015 // 8:30 PM

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

//Reviews

When Talkies Were Red Hot: 'Gold Dust Gertie' and 'Her Majesty, Love' | 7 Feb 2016 // 8:10 PM

From the era of Hollywood's creative borrowing of Broadway come two scandalous comedies that predate the Production Code's thematic restrictions.

The Moon, the Marquise and Other Sad Romantics | 14 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM

Eric Rohmer and Heinrich Von Kleist converge in a parallax of misguided literary loves.

//Blogs

Lost Lost Lost & Found: The Eye of Jonas Mekas | 2 Feb 2016 // 8:10 PM

Jonas Mekas captures the musical and visual poetry of the city and mundane life.

Reveling in '70s Nostalgia: New Blu-rays for Your Home Film Festival | 22 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Some '70s movies are more '70s than others.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

// Sound Affects

"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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