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Thursday, January 15 2009

The Beast: Series Premiere

Even when The Beast trots out clichés, Patrick Swayze is compelling, his many performances jaggedy and surprising, his rhythms weird, his sense of humor entertainingly bleak.


Monday, April 7 2008

There Will Be Blood

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.


Sunday, February 24 2008

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold


Thursday, January 10 2008

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.


Tuesday, January 8 2008

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.


Friday, January 4 2008

To his latest director, Daniel Day-Lewis is ‘the man’


There Will Be Blood

Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.


Thursday, May 6 2004

Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing is full of monsters -- monster lore, monster jokes, and monster trivia.


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