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.
Thursday, April 3 2008
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.
Friday, January 18 2008
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
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
Naylor doesn't need a "human" face; we love him the minute he offers us a light.
Thursday, March 16 2006
The ironies of Thank You for Smoking are not subtle.
Friday, November 4 2005
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
Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.
Monday, January 17 2005
This is the film's premise, that Sam's existence is simultaneously ideal and outrageous, typical and desirable.
Thursday, September 23 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.