Wednesday, January 10 2007
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.
Friday, December 8 2006
The movie can't seem to get out of its own way, relying on melodramatic clichés to make complex political observations.
Monday, November 6 2006
Ford's brusque manner is well known, inspiring equal parts fear, respect, and awe among the many interviewees assembled for this look-back at his career and reputation.
Friday, October 6 2006
The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.
Wednesday, October 4 2006
Monday, October 2 2006
Friday, September 22 2006
As the designated observer of his friend's decline, not to mention a reporter by vocation, Jack's lack of insight or anticipation also looks a bit silly.
Thursday, July 6 2006
As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.
Wednesday, April 12 2006
While the movie's poetry is often stunning, the DVD docs are decidedly and disappointingly banal.
Thursday, April 6 2006
Despite the title of the movie he lives in, Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is only partly lucky.