Wednesday, March 25 2009
Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.
Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Wednesday, September 17 2008
Playfulness with language is so much fun when reading Pratchett, but jokes based on homonyms lose their effectiveness on screen.
Tuesday, April 1 2008
Burton indulges in meticulously designed, deliberately artificial sets, cinematography that makes the world monochromatic, protagonists with pale skin and sunken eyes – but it's that passion coursing beneath the surface that makes this film feel more alive than anything he's done in years.
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.
Friday, January 4 2008
Thursday, December 20 2007
Sweeney Todd is delirious with blood and violence: bright red spurting from the barber's expert slashes, necks snapping and bodies crumpling.
Tuesday, December 18 2007
Tuesday, June 12 2007
This film provides insight into John Paul Two's character that no unauthorized biography could have achieved.