Tuesday, September 13 2011
Meet Monica Velour and The Girl Next Door demonstrate that mainstream representations of pornography, even in a society in which sex proliferates, are still surprisingly one-sided and inconsistent with counter-narratives offered by industry insiders themselves.
Wednesday, February 16 2011
There’s more at play than just a museum of oddities, a completely trivial and forgettable giggle parade. When The Extra Man is hinting at an extrapolation on the subjective nature of reality and exploring the ways selfish people fail to connect with one another, it's at its best.
Wednesday, November 3 2010
Kelly Reichardt's Meek’s Cutoff is an outsider's Western. If we were looking for a female counterpart to Gus Van Sant, I think we may have found her.
Monday, April 26 2010
The Independent Film Festival of Boston is running April 21-28 at various locations throughout the greater Boston area.
Monday, April 7 2008
However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.
Sunday, February 24 2008
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.
Friday, January 4 2008
Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.