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Thursday, September 18 2008

The Big Lebowski: 10th Anniversary Edition

A generation-defining comedy about peace and brotherhood, set in a world of backstabbers, liars, and semi-professional bowling leagues.


Sunday, February 24 2008

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold


Thursday, January 10 2008

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

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, January 8 2008

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.


Monday, November 12 2007

Sex and violence are not always gratuitous, directors say


No Country for Old Men

The desolate landscape and moral layout evoke old Westerns, but the film, based on Cormac McCarthy's novel, also reconsiders the genre's conventions, comparing now and "the old times."


Wednesday, September 8 2004

The Ladykillers (2004)

Pious, earnest, and broadly drawn, Marva is the first black character in a Coen brothers movie to occupy center stage.


The Ladykillers (2004) (Reviews) [26.Mar.04]
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) (Reviews) [9.Oct.03]
Fargo (1996) (Reviews) [30.Sep.03]
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