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Monday, November 10 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman Grappled With Broken Systems in His Final Roles

Both A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket reminder us of how Hoffman always rose to the occasion of the role and drew our attention to the larger structures at play.

Friday, February 7 2014

We’ve Seen This Movie Before: Trying to Make Sense of Philip Seymour Hoffman

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman hurts more than the typical "gone too soon" tragedy because we are being robbed of an artist performing at the height of his considerable powers.

Wednesday, May 30 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 11 & 12 - ‘Mud’ + ‘Beyond the Hills’ + The Best of the Fest

Cannes finishes with up-and-comer Jeff Nichols' Mud and Romanian Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills and we rank the best of Cannes 2012.

Thursday, May 24 2012

Sherlock Holmes, Dirk Gently and the Case of the Eccentric Detective

With two TV shows returning Arthur Conan Doyle's creation to our screens, Sherlock Holmes has never seemed more influential. But for the good of detective fiction, it might be time to look elsewhere for our unorthodox investigators...

Wednesday, August 3 2011

100 Essential Directors - Paul Thomas Anderson

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

Monday, August 1 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...

Monday, April 18 2011

Reese Witherspoon occasionally welcomes some disorder

Wednesday, April 13 2011

Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers

The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.

Wednesday, April 6 2011

We Are All One

P.T.Anderson's ode to being alone.

Sunday, November 15 2009

Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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Summer of Same: July 2009 (Features) [28.Apr.09]
The Unusuals: Series Premiere (Reviews) [8.Apr.09]
Monsters vs. Aliens (Reviews) [27.Mar.09]
Synecdoche New York (Reviews) [19.Mar.09]
Doubt (Reviews) [12.Dec.08]
Shameful Exposure (Columns) [11.Dec.08]
Film Raises ‘Doubt’ In Audiences As Well (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Dec.08]
Four Christmases (Reviews) [26.Nov.08]
Four Christmases (Short Ends and Leader) [25.Nov.08]
Synecdoche, New York (Reviews) [24.Oct.08]
Identities in Flux (Columns) [23.Oct.08]
Penelope (Reviews) [18.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 (Features) [11.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008 (Features) [10.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008 (Features) [9.Sep.08]
Walk the Line (Reviews) [11.May.08]
Charlie Wilson’s War (Reviews) [23.Apr.08]
The Savages (Reviews) [21.Apr.08]
The Savages (Reviews) [21.Apr.08]
There Will Be Blood (Reviews) [7.Apr.08]
Penelope (Reviews) [2.Mar.08]
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon (Reviews) [27.Jan.08]
There Will Be Blood (Reviews) [4.Jan.08]
Charlie Wilson’s War (Reviews) [20.Dec.07]
The Savages (Reviews) [29.Nov.07]
The Savages (Reviews) [28.Nov.07]
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