Tuesday, May 29 2012
David Cronenberg directs and writes this adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, Koji Wakamatsu's take on Yukio Mishima in 11.25, and the really weak The Taste of Money from Korea's Im Sang-soo.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.
Thursday, May 15 2008
Wednesday, May 7 2008
In Hou Hsiao-hsien's first French film, interactions are mirrored and refracted, images of images, reflections of longing.
Wednesday, January 9 2008
Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.
Friday, October 26 2007
Dan's behavior is increasingly creepy -- possessive, obsessive, and utterly self-centered.
Wednesday, June 20 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
Wednesday, February 7 2007
A totally confounding and disappointing film, coupled with another that finds depth in its relative economy.
Monday, January 29 2007
While Breaking and Entering leans heavily on its metaphors (see especially, the titular allusions), it doesn't make any of its roiling notions compelling.
Wednesday, June 28 2006
Michael Haneke's movies are never easy. Instead, they set out complex, multi-layered problems, encountered by ordinary-seeming characters, sometimes worked out but more usually left unresolved.