Tuesday, April 28 2009
In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.
Monday, March 23 2009
Unlike films that provide insights into an agricultural practice while telling a story, this is about everything but wine.
Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Friday, December 5 2008
Nobel Son not only lacks honor, but it's also an undignified mess that should embarrass star Alan Rickman and everyone else involved.
Friday, August 15 2008
The international competition serves as backdrop for a cloying tale of underdogs inspired by rather sudden patriotic fervor.
Tuesday, April 1 2008
Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.
Tuesday, March 25 2008
The Die Hard series is a true rollercoaster of visual excesses guaranteed to raise the viewer’s adrenaline levels – while invoking intriguing ideological and cultural subtexts that deal with race, gender, masculinity, and social anxieties.
Thursday, January 10 2008
From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.
Friday, January 4 2008
Thursday, December 20 2007
Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.