Thursday, September 23 2010
Victoria Ka'iulani, a budding feminist during a propitious era for women, led a decidedly more complex life than this film essays.
Thursday, March 26 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Sunday, January 11 2009
This story is largely propped up by the marginal characters that inhabit Michael’s landscape.
Friday, December 26 2008
Friday, December 19 2008
Equally afflicted by an old-school weepies affect and new-agey self-righteousness, Seven Pounds is by turns clumsy and overbearing.
Thursday, December 18 2008
This holiday season, Mickey Rourke (in The Wrestler) and Will Smith (Seven Pounds) suffer for all us sinners.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Friday, November 3 2006
One or two resist their designations: Bound Man doesn't want to be bound, Broken Nose resents that mishap.
Friday, October 20 2006
War, the film argues, depends on lies, on myths and beliefs that could never be sustained were the experience represented or remembered explicitly.