Friday, June 12 2009
Nothing if not self-aware, this update of Joseph Sargent's 1974 thriller begins by rearranging the class dynamics.
Monday, April 27 2009
This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.
Wednesday, December 26 2007
The Great Debaters is history by way of Oprah: righteously angry and uplifting, willing to pull a punch when it makes the broader point.
Friday, November 2 2007
As much as American Gangster loves Frank's intelligence and charisma, it must also condemn his criminality.
Monday, October 1 2007
Thursday, February 8 2007
St. Elsewheremodernized narrative structure, shook up the visual language of TV drama, and introduced "place" as the central character around which the actors came and went.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Tuesday, November 21 2006
The movie's leap from contemporary coppish thriller into science fiction is initially jarring.
Monday, November 20 2006
Monday, August 14 2006
Appearing in tight shots, the grainy hi-def digital exacerbating their complexities, the interviewees are traumatized or performative, sometimes both.