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Sunday, October 23 2011

The Ghosts of Cannon Pictures Definitely Inhabit ‘Captain America’

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

Charlie Wilson’s War

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

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, December 20 2007

Charlie Wilson’s War

Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.


Monday, December 10 2007

The Walker

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

Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

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

Sweet Land

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

Shooter (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

Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

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

The Wool Cap (2004)

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.


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