Thursday, November 3 2011
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Glee's episode "Sexy" demonstrates how far television has come in its attempts to be culturally relevant.
Monday, February 14 2011
Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!
Thursday, January 7 2010
Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.
Thursday, March 26 2009
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
Sunday, February 15 2009
A wall of family photos, glimpsed briefly in an early scene of Two Lovers, lays out Leonard's too conventional dilemma.
Thursday, February 12 2009
What James Gray bravely does in Two Lovers is return the idea of pain, and the threat of bad decisions, to the American film romance.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?
Thursday, January 15 2009
Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.