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Tuesday, November 4 2014

In ‘Maleficent’, Angelina Jolie Channels Shakespeare’s Richard III

Like the great antiheroes of history, Angelina Jolie's seductive performance as Maleficent gets you to root for her even as she commits acts of evil.


Tuesday, September 13 2011

The Undiluted Promise of Comics as Vanguard for 21st Century Media

Sometimes, rarely, a work is so good (so well-conceived, so well-executed) that it simply breaks our traditional expectations of comics literature. And this breaking allows us to glimpse the true, rare promise of what the industry can achieve. Davids Lapham and Aja's Wolverine: Debt of Death is this work.


Tuesday, August 30 2011

...And the Men Are All the Same

Remember Tina Turner? In Pherone, creator Viktor Kalvachev delivers a tale every bit as powerful and evocative as Tina's eclipsing of the abusive Ike Turner.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

Oprah May Say Goodbye, But I Say Hello

Not since the Beatles broke up has there been such a communal feeling of abandonment as there is with Oprah's final airing of The Oprah Winfrey Show.


Thursday, April 28 2011

Actresses Shining Behind The Cameras

Many columns have been devoted to the successful transitions of actors such as Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck from acting into directing, but who are some of the women that have excelled behind the camera?


Tuesday, April 21 2009

Confessions of an Action Star

Painfully unclever, aggressively unfunny, and occasionally unsubtly racist.


Thursday, March 26 2009

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.


Wednesday, February 18 2009

Changeling

There’s a touch of Arthur Miller in the way the audiences emotions are played in this story of challenging authority.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

Superheroes Versus Comics

There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Wanted, and the Art of Ass-Kicking Self Actualization (Short Ends and Leader) [30.Nov.08]
Changeling (Reviews) [24.Oct.08]
Identities in Flux (Columns) [23.Oct.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008 (Features) [9.Sep.08]
Wanted (Reviews) [27.Jun.08]
Wanted: The Fight Matrix Club (Short Ends and Leader) [22.Jun.08]
Kung Fu Panda (Reviews) [6.Jun.08]
‘Panda’ Stays True to Its Kung Fu Confines (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Jun.08]
Beowulf (2007) (Reviews) [2.Mar.08]
Beowulf (Reviews) [16.Nov.07]
A Mighty Heart (Reviews) [15.Nov.07]
A Mighty Heart (2007) (Reviews) [22.Jun.07]
Monkey Business (Part 2: June) (Features) [1.May.07]
The Good Shepherd (2006) (Reviews) [22.Dec.06]
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) (Reviews) [29.Nov.05]
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) (Reviews) [10.Jun.05]
Alexander (2004) (Reviews) [24.Nov.04]
Shark Tale (2004) (Reviews) [1.Oct.04]
Beyond Borders (2003) (Reviews) [22.Mar.04]
Taking Lives (2004) (Reviews) [18.Mar.04]
Beyond Borders (2003) (Reviews) [23.Oct.03]
Life or Something Like It (2002) (Reviews) [25.Apr.02]
Tomb Raider (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Tomb Raider (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Original Sin (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Girl, Interrupted (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Bone Collector (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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