Monday, May 31 2010
Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.
Wednesday, January 27 2010
Either by coincidence or because I just happened to watch these all on a cold day when I needed a little warmth, the magic of the human condition emerged as a trend in these new DVD releases.
Tuesday, April 28 2009
In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.
Wednesday, August 6 2008
Realism doesn't make a better movie, just a more sensitive one.
Friday, March 28 2008
In Brandon's confrontations with his own delusions, Stop-Loss focuses on unhealthy rituals of manhood and male community recalling Peirce's Boys Don't Cry.
Sunday, September 23 2007
The actual heist is merely a backdrop for the internal monsters that plague the protagonist. This makes for an amazing story.
Friday, March 30 2007
Gordon-Levitt makes Chris' efforts to look at himself honestly seem quite complicated, a series of steps both typical and original.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Sunday, August 13 2006
"When you are a teenager," says Rian Johnson, "When you are in that world, you don't have that [adult] perspective. And in a subjective way, [high school is] the most serious time in your life."
Thursday, July 20 2006
While their profession is both odious and familiar, Mikey and Rose's sexual relationship is less commonplace.