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Sunday, March 22 2009

Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.


Wednesday, March 12 2008

Death at a Funeral

An everyman nucleus surrounded by idiosyncratic grotesques, grounded in a simple plot of the everyman reconciling the irrationality surrounding him, tangential and irrelevant comedic asides.


Monday, October 8 2007

Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?


Friday, August 17 2007

Death at a Funeral

Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.


Thursday, May 19 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

For all its lavish effects, Sith's primary purpose is to showcase Anakin's dilemma.


Monday, November 8 2004

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"


Thursday, June 17 2004

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Joanna's paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of The Stepford Wives.


Monday, March 1 2004

Labyrinth (1986)

Sarah is the origin and end of the fiction, its cause and effect simultaneously.


Tuesday, December 9 2003

The Dark Crystal (1982)

It's ability to inspire terror is indicative of its creators' amazing craftsmanship.


Monday, September 22 2003

John Denver and the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday

Hearing the late Henson perform as Kermit again, so warm and enthusiastic, yet so perilously close to flippering out, is a joy unto itself.


The Score (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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