Friday, May 15 2009
A Harvard professor is an unlikely candidate for the hero of a summer blockbuster, and Angels & Demons demonstrates exactly why. The film is filled with talk, talk, talk.
Sunday, April 26 2009
May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.
Friday, February 13 2009
Tom Tykwer's thriller shrewdly introduces Lou (Clive Owen) as he observes rather than acts.
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.
Tuesday, January 8 2008
From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.
Thursday, November 8 2007
Night on Earth consists of a pleasingly varied collection of tales yet each is infused with the director’s own brand of subtle affection, offbeat musings and wit.
Monday, September 17 2007
Friday, September 14 2007
Eastern Promises crosses up and recombines stories of parents and children, even violence and history.