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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, April 29 2009

Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

Monday, April 6 2009

Without a ‘Doubt,’ this is one fine movie

Thursday, March 26 2009

Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

Thursday, March 19 2009

Synecdoche New York

Consumed with existential dread, this film captures the feeling of near-death angst remarkably well, enough to the point where it's not Caden that's feeling it -- it's the audience.

Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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]
Synecdoche, New York (Reviews) [24.Oct.08]
Identities in Flux (Columns) [23.Oct.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 (Features) [11.Sep.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008 (Features) [9.Sep.08]
Charlie Wilson’s War (Reviews) [23.Apr.08]
The Savages (Reviews) [21.Apr.08]
The Savages (Reviews) [21.Apr.08]
Charlie Wilson’s War (Reviews) [20.Dec.07]
The Savages (Reviews) [28.Nov.07]
The Savages (Reviews) [28.Nov.07]
Mission Impossible III (2006) (Reviews) [5.May.06]
Capote (2005) (Reviews) [4.Apr.06]
Capote (2005) (Reviews) [25.Oct.05]
Along Came Polly (2004) (Reviews) [15.Jan.04]
Cold Mountain (2003) (Reviews) [23.Dec.03]
Love Liza (2002) (Reviews) [30.Jun.03]
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) (Reviews) [23.Jun.03]
Love Liza (2002) (Reviews) [9.Jan.03]
The 25th Hour (2002) (Reviews) [19.Dec.02]
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) (Reviews) [18.Oct.02]
Red Dragon (2002) (Reviews) [3.Oct.02]
Flawless (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Almost Famous (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Almost Famous (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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