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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.

Friday, December 8 2006

Blood Diamond (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

Directed by John Ford

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 (2006)

The Departed's understanding of identity is deeply rooted in place and culture -- South Boston, Irish Catholicism, masculine rituals.

Friday, September 22 2006

All The Kings Men (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

Edge of Outside

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

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

While the movie's poetry is often stunning, the DVD docs are decidedly and disappointingly banal.

Friday, April 7 2006

Lucky Number Slevin (2005)

Despite the title of the movie he lives in, Slevin (Josh Hartnett) is only partly lucky.

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (Reviews) [20.Mar.06]
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) (Reviews) [16.Mar.06]
The Pink Panther (Reviews) [10.Feb.06]
BloodRayne (2006) (Reviews) [13.Jan.06]
Match Point (2005) (Reviews) [4.Jan.06]
Rumor Has It… (2005) (Reviews) [23.Dec.05]
Brokeback Mountain (2005) (Reviews) [9.Dec.05]
Oliver Twist (2005) (Reviews) [30.Sep.05]
Just Like Heaven (2005) (Reviews) [16.Sep.05]
A Sound of Thunder (2005) (Reviews) [2.Sep.05]
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (Reviews) [17.Jun.05]
Suspect Zero (2004) (Reviews) [14.Apr.05]
Murder One: Season One (Reviews) [23.Mar.05]
Imaginary Heroes (2004) (Reviews) [4.Mar.05]
Dear Frankie (2005) (Reviews) [4.Mar.05]
High Art (1998) (Reviews) [10.Jan.05]
The Aviator (2004) (Reviews) [22.Dec.04]
Bright Young Things (2004) (Reviews) [15.Oct.04]
Shark Tale (2004) (Reviews) [1.Oct.04]
Young Adam (2003) (Reviews) [15.Sep.04]
Suspect Zero (2004) (Reviews) [10.Sep.04]
Collateral (2004) (Reviews) [5.Aug.04]
13 Going on 30 (2004) (Reviews) [3.Aug.04]
Thunderbirds (2004) (Reviews) [30.Jul.04]
Michelle Williams: Do You Know (Reviews) [6.Jun.04]
13 Going on 30 (2004) (Reviews) [23.Apr.04]
Young Adam (2003) (Reviews) [15.Apr.04]
Dogville (2003) (Reviews) [15.Apr.04]
My Life Without Me (2003) (Reviews) [23.Feb.04]
In the Cut (2003) (Reviews) [10.Feb.04]
Miracle (2004) (Reviews) [5.Feb.04]
House of Sand and Fog (2003) (Reviews) [18.Dec.03]
My Life Without Me (2003) (Reviews) [20.Nov.03]
In the Cut (2003) (Reviews) [10.Nov.03]
Pieces of April (2003) (Reviews) [23.Oct.03]
xx/xy (2003) (Reviews) [18.Aug.03]
All the Real Girls (2002) (Reviews) [18.Aug.03]
xx/xy (2003) (Reviews) [8.May.03]
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane (Reviews) [8.Apr.03]
All the Real Girls (2002) (Reviews) [3.Apr.03]
View From the Top (2003) (Reviews) [20.Mar.03]
The Safety of Objects (2003) (Reviews) [8.Mar.03]
Catch Me If You Can (2002) (Reviews) [26.Dec.02]
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