Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street' | 26 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM
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.
Bridging the Gap: An Interview with Salvador Santana | 28 Jul 2010 // 5:00 PM
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.
Twilight of the Toffs: 'Brideshead Revisited' | 21 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 | 23 Jul 2015 // 7:42 AM
The Los Angeles Film Festival continues to lean in amongst a decidely crowded festival market.
TCM Classic Film Festival 2014 | 20 Nov 2014 // 6:18 AM
Unlike Sundance Channel or IFC, Turner Classic Movies' original manifesto remains as solid as Gibraltar.
It's 'Heroes' Meets 'Saw' in 'All Superheroes Must Die' | 5 Feb 2013 // 5:00 AM
A midnight movie for comic book shop-loitering geeks?