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Thursday, May 7 2009

Voyage of the Dammed

An affecting, if flawed, middlebrow drama about a seldom-discussed Depression-era tragedy.


Thursday, April 9 2009

The Tudors: Season Three Premiere

The Tudors reminds us that, like Islam and Judaism today, Christianity has had, and undoubtedly continues to have, its own fundamentalists, ideologues, and terrorists.


Thursday, March 26 2009

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.


Thursday, February 21 2008

Miss Julie

Much of the power of Strindberg’s staging comes from the juxtaposition between a celebration of life, sexuality, and freedom without, and the claustrophobic horrorshow within.


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.


Thursday, January 3 2008

The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.


Friday, November 30 2007

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)

The movie follows the outline of Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir, not only recounting his former, super-glam playboy life, but also reckoning with his current condition, asserting a self without speech or gesture.


Wednesday, November 28 2007

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Diving Bell feels like another world and visually, it looks like no other film.


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Monkey Business (Part 4: August) (Features) [3.May.07]
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Minority Report (2002) (Reviews) [20.Jun.02]
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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