Sunday, March 22 2009
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.
Saturday, August 18 2007
With 2007’s oft-delayed The Invasion, there is simply no more symbolic juice left.
Friday, August 17 2007
Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.
Thursday, May 3 2007
In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.
Thursday, April 26 2007
The Tudors is pointed in its critical assessment of Enlightenment philosophy, whose legacies (individualism, liberal humanism) still adhere in today's world.
Friday, February 3 2006
The film controverts various theories of writing and reading, production and reception.
Tuesday, September 13 2005
Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, this film's point is unclear.
Thursday, December 11 2003
The Statement is a rarity: a serious, politically-minded thriller.
Monday, September 15 2003
Michael Apted speaks of his intent to make the country appear 'beautiful' and, consequently, we're spared shots of bombed-out London or casualties of any kind.
Thursday, August 15 2002
While the plot of Possession concerns yearning and fervor, its tone is provocatively detached.