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Sunday, March 22 2009

Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

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.


Thursday, April 3 2008

The Ice Storm

The general fuzzed-out sense of malaise that Lee is able to tap into while exploring the Nixon-era sexual revolution (and repression and adventure), creates a point of view that both ruthlessly observes and empathizes with these alien suburbanites.


Thursday, January 17 2008

Mad Money

Mad Money borrows liberally and carelessly from Set It Off, still a smart, angry film about class divisions that have only grown wider since 1996.


Wednesday, July 25 2007

Abandon (2002)

This is one of the best horror films in some time; not sacrificing itself to irony or parody but committed to the dark corners of human nature and the complex labyrinths that exist in the mind.


Wednesday, December 13 2006

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Naylor doesn't need a "human" face; we love him the minute he offers us a light.


Thursday, March 16 2006

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.


Friday, November 4 2005

Batman Begins (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition with Comic Book) (2004)

Nolan's Batman is perpetually knotted up, unable to forget his dead parents, seeking a vague solace in his hard body's capacity for violence.


Thursday, June 16 2005

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.


Monday, January 17 2005

First Daughter (2004)

This is the film's premise, that Sam's existence is simultaneously ideal and outrageous, typical and desirable.


Thursday, September 23 2004

First Daughter (2004)

These 'times' are somehow exponentially more dangerous, but no one refers to 9/11 or the Bush administration, apparently erased in this alternate non-reality.


Pieces of April (2003) (Reviews) [23.Oct.03]
Phone Booth (2002) (Reviews) [14.Jul.03]
Phone Booth (2002) (Reviews) [3.Apr.03]
Abandon (2002) (Reviews) [18.Oct.02]
Dawson’s Creek (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Wonder Boys (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Wonder Boys (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Gift (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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