Renée Scolaro Mora has been writing film and television reviews, interviews, and feature articles for PopMatters since its inception in 1999.
Ethical Backbone: An Interview with 'A Better Life' Director Chris Weitz | 20 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM
"The moment that you turn a camera on to a situation that is politically charged at all," Chris Weitz says,"Your film is going to be politicized in the minds of the people who watch it. And that’s okay."
Thomas Balmès Lingers Over His Babies With All the Dedication of a New Parent | 6 May 2010 // 5:00 PM
"In 90 minutes," says Thomas Balmès, "you cannot give a clear understanding on almost any subject. If you are doing so, most of the time you’re going be simplifying it. Raising questions, I think, that is a big achievement."
'A Little Chaos' Is Too Orderly | 26 Jun 2015 // 4:00 AM
The few proto-feminist inklings in Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos wither away by the end, trading in chaos for the usual order.
'Madame Bovary' Infantilizes Gustave Flaubert's Protagonist | 22 Jun 2015 // 6:30 AM
We are left feeling about Madame Bovary much as Emma Bovary feels about her life: disappointed.