Monday, December 5 2011
Jackson's film is as unwieldy and difficult as it is gripping and moving, expanding upon the exotic spectacle of the original while simultaneously steering the tale into the realm of tragic lament.
Wednesday, November 30 2011
This film is keenly aware of the myriad meanings embedded in its cinematic myth and sets about re-contextualizing and commenting upon the implied politics while offering extravagant thrills and tragic, classic romance.
Tuesday, February 22 2011
Woody Allen's characters struggle alone, searching aimlessly for that saving grace that makes it all worthwhile. Amidst all the despair, a bit of hope glimmers.
Friday, February 13 2009
Tom Tykwer's thriller shrewdly introduces Lou (Clive Owen) as he observes rather than acts.
Friday, March 14 2008
Michael Haneke's scene for scene remake of his own 1997 film, Funny Games, appears to be premised on displeasure.
Thursday, January 10 2008
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
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.
Monday, September 17 2007
Friday, September 14 2007
Eastern Promises crosses up and recombines stories of parents and children, even violence and history.