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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.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

Obama & More Critical Commentary on Cultural Imperialism in 2008’s ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.


Friday, December 12 2008

The Day the Earth Stood Still

On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.


Thursday, September 11 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.


Friday, April 11 2008

Street Kings

In Street Kings, Tom (Keanu Reeves) is puffy and surly, Neo if he hadn't met Trinity, Neo unsaved.


Thursday, October 4 2007

Bram Stokers Dracula

Coppola's take on Bram Stoker's masterpiece is a visual stunning feast worth revisiting in a Collector's Edition that is more than just a time capsule.


Thursday, June 21 2007

Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.


Monday, May 28 2007

Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

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.


Thursday, July 6 2006

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.


A Scanner Darkly (2006) (Reviews) [6.Jul.06]
The Lake House (2006) (Reviews) [16.Jun.06]
Constantine (2005) (Reviews) [18.Feb.05]
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (Reviews) [22.Mar.04]
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) (Reviews) [11.Dec.03]
Matrix Revolutions (2003) (Reviews) [10.Nov.03]
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) (Reviews) [14.May.03]
The Watcher (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Watcher (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Sweet November (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Replacements (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Replacements (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Hardball (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Gift (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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