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Pat Kewley
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Pat Kewley is a writer and artist from Buffalo NY. In addition to PopMatters, his writing can be found in outlets like Slate, Salon, Paste Magazine, Bright Lights Film Journal, and elsewhere. His artwork has appeared in alternative publications like the Washington City Paper and Broken Pencil Magazine.  You can see more of his work and keep up with him at


Wednesday, November 19 2014

Orson Welles: The Lion in Winter, and at Lunch

Taken from long-lost recordings and filled with Hollywood gossip and personal revelations, this collection of transcripts proves why Orson Welles was one of the great conversationalists of all time.

Thursday, April 17 2014

'King of the Hill' Is a Touching, Sweet Story and Quite Unlike Later Soderbergh Films

This is a fascinating glimpse into an exploratory, identity-forming period before even Soderbergh himself seemed to have a handle on his erratic muse.

Wednesday, July 24 2013

'Vanishing Waves' Is an Erotic and Surreal Sci-Fi Head Trip

Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte conjures up an astonishing journey through the subconscious with some of the most haunting and truly surreal cinematic imagery seen in years.

Wednesday, February 20 2013

'Samsara', A Visual Splendor from Around the World, Will Leave You in Awe

This film is virtually an unprecedented achievement, filmed in 100 locations in 25 countries across five continents, and featuring some of the most beautiful and diverse images of the natural world ever collected in a single movie.

Thursday, December 20 2012

Christmas Is When People Go Nuts: 'Silent Night Deadly Night / Silent Night Deadly Night: Part 2'

Santa Claus slices, stabs, and slays in one of the most controversial films of the '80s, which finally gets a long-overdue deluxe re-release just in time for the holidays.


Friday, October 4 2013

'Quatsi' Director Returns With 'Visitors', A Film That Watches You Back

With Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio changed the way we see films. With Visitors, he wanted to make the first film that "returns the viewers look". The result was one of the most riveting films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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