Thursday, December 17 2009
This year's best independent film happens to contain three of the year's finest performances. The unlikely trio of Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster shine in this war-themed drama.
Wednesday, March 25 2009
Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.
Sunday, February 3 2008
As a genre piece, Mangold’s remake satisfies the requisite clichés (sweeping desert vistas, corseted women, ample gunplay), but not much else.
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.
Friday, October 19 2007
The most impressive effect in 30 Days of Night is Danny Huston's haircut.
Friday, September 7 2007
All the men in this movie think they're doing the right thing, no matter how unhinged their actions may look.
Friday, January 12 2007
The film identifies a limited range of possible "reasons" for the murder, most having to do with ignorance, by the victim, the aggressors, the parents, and the 30 some "witnesses," numbered on screen.
Friday, May 26 2006
It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.
Tuesday, June 21 2005
More disturbingly, Hostage is about the failure of certainty.