Wednesday, April 29 2009
By the time the focus tightens onto Armstrong's jail time, the movie turns righteous and, it must be said, a little tedious.
Thursday, April 23 2009
More fan companion piece than galvanizing cinema, this stands at a distance too respectful to get under anyone's skin.
Tuesday, April 21 2009
Sunday, February 15 2009
Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.
Friday, January 16 2009
Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.
Sunday, December 21 2008
Rod Lurie's Nothing But the Truth looks at the compromises and complications that shape the "truth" in legal systems, media collusions, and politics in DC.
Monday, April 2 2007
The fact that Meet the Robinsons doesn't have a bunch of misfit celebrity-voiced animals banding together is in itself almost enough to recommend it.
Friday, March 30 2007
Thursday, March 1 2007
In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.