Wednesday, January 5 2011
Alejandro González Iñárritu makes up for the lack of challenging cinematic adventures by looking at the microcosm of Barcelona's “dark side” through a magnifying glass in his latest film Biutiful. What he finds might shock you. PopMatters gets some insight into one of the year's most underrated films from director Iñárritu and star Javier Bardem.
Monday, February 23 2009
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
Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.
Thursday, October 9 2008
Hollywood has rarely offered Asians opportunities to be anything other than karate heroes, geishas, wartime prostitutes, or sinister "yellow peril" villains.
Wednesday, September 10 2008
Javier Bardem sometimes appears a mere hair’s breadth away from growling and licking the lens.
Thursday, August 21 2008
Friday, August 15 2008
Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz) is the figure least obviously dictated by the Woody Allen template. And for that, you are eternally grateful.
Thursday, August 14 2008
Vicky Christina Barcelona is really nothing more than rich people bitching. Now where exactly is the fun in that?