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Tuesday, September 13 2011

Tainted Pasts: Pornography in ‘Meet Monica Velour’ and ‘The Girl Next Door’

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

‘The Extra Man’ Is Quietly Excellent

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

New York Film Festival: Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff

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

Independent Film Festival of Boston: The Extra Man / Harmony and Me

The Independent Film Festival of Boston is running April 21-28 at various locations throughout the greater Boston area.


Monday, April 7 2008

There Will Be Blood

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.


Sunday, February 24 2008

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold


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.


Friday, January 4 2008

To his latest director, Daniel Day-Lewis is ‘the man’


There Will Be Blood

Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.


The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 (Features) [10.Jan.07]
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) (Reviews) [7.Jan.07]
Fast Food Nation (2006) (Reviews) [16.Nov.06]
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) (Reviews) [26.Jul.06]
The King (2005) (Reviews) [22.Jun.06]
The Girl Next Door (2004) (Reviews) [8.Apr.04]
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