Sunday, October 23 2011
One sequence – and perhaps I just need glasses -- seems to actually use matte painting in the backdrop, and that's unforgivable in a film of this vintage.
Wednesday, April 23 2008
Sorkin's signature dialogue -- smart, rapid fire chatter that packs a punch -- makes this the most engaging poli-sci class you'll ever attend.
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.
Thursday, December 20 2007
Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.
Monday, December 10 2007
Like the heroes of several of Paul Schrader's other films -- American Gigolo, Light Sleeper, and, to an extent, Auto Focus -- Carter moves among women as if visiting an alien planet.
Wednesday, October 10 2007
Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.
Tuesday, August 7 2007
This film has such an innate sweetness that it will sweep viewers along in the romance, the nostalgia, and the beautiful sense of what it is like to overcome adversity to truly create and become part of a supportive community.
Friday, March 23 2007
While Swagger describes himself modestly, he's also one of those highly trained government instruments whose post-trauma mission in life is vengeance.
Wednesday, January 10 2007
From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.
Thursday, June 23 2005
Though Gigot harbors no real affinity for the tenants, he can't tell them when he's annoyed or out of sorts due to his being mute.