Friday, January 23 2009
David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.
Monday, September 29 2008
Charlie (Damian Lewis) teeters incessantly on the line between cocky and ridiculous, quirky and respectable -- as if he understands the differences.
Wednesday, January 16 2008
PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.
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, August 14 2007
Bonds are fleetingly forged then broken, comradeship and honour are largely absent and, like the Zodiac himself, everyone emerges as a rather lost and damaged soul.
Sunday, June 24 2007
This script takes generic archetypes and applies them to specific situations only by the cheapest of character-development techniques.
Friday, May 11 2007
Zach Braff just gets more annoying by the minute. Braff brings what he always does -- a basic mopey charm, some sarcasm, even a rudimentary self-awareness.
Saturday, March 3 2007
Friday, March 2 2007
David Fincher's excellent new movie winds clues and pursuits into an intriguing, often witty mix of causes and effects. In so doing, it rejiggers the police procedural.