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Features

Sunday, September 26 2010

Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street'

In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.


Wednesday, July 28 2010

Bridging the Gap: An Interview with Salvador Santana

A man of his times, Salvador Santana's sound has a difficult-to-quantify coolness that attracts his Generation Y peers, yet its gentle chug-chug beats aren't likely to alienate older Gen Xers or even their Boomer parents. He talks to PopMatters about his latest album, his self-image as an artist, and the indirect influences his famous father has had on his musical journey.


Sunday, July 5 2009

Peter Pan Has Left the Building

The King of Pop’s life and times reads like a parallel social history of the United States since Ike’s White House tenure.


Columns

Tuesday, February 21 2012

Twilight of the Toffs: 'Brideshead Revisited'

Like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited can be considered a requiem for the days of Empire and the unyielding class structure that governed British life pre-World War II.


Reviews

Thursday, November 20 2014

TCM Classic Film Festival 2014

Unlike Sundance Channel or IFC, Turner Classic Movies' original manifesto remains as solid as Gibraltar.


Wednesday, August 6 2014

Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. 2014

Sweden may be the 800-lb gorilla of Northern European cinema, but its neighbors have come on strong.


Thursday, November 14 2013

San Diego Film Festival: 2-6 October 2013 - San Diego, CA

If 2012 was an annus incredibilis for SDFF, then this year lays more brick on an already solid foundation.


Thursday, October 24 2013

'Wild Style', Recalls When the Bronx Boys Met the Manhattan Art Set

An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.


Thursday, October 3 2013

'Simon Killer' Presents an Allegorical Cautionary Tale of Millennial Drift

Simon Killer, which screened last winter at Sundance, draws you in with an eerie, subtle inevitability, taking its time to deliver a frightening coup-de-grace.


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Blogs

Tuesday, February 5 2013

It's 'Heroes' Meets 'Saw' in 'All Superheroes Must Die'

A midnight movie for comic book shop-loitering geeks?


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