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Friday, August 8 2008

Patti Smith: Dream of Life

As much as Steven Sebring's documentary reveals of Patti Smith, it never tries to define her or even make her its only focus.


Wednesday, April 30 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.


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.


Wednesday, December 19 2007

Days of Heaven

Malick puts the visual and aural emphasis on a vast, natural world that would be nothing more than a backdrop to the human story for most filmmakers, creating a breathtaking visual experience.


Friday, September 21 2007

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

By turns brutal and lyrical, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford considers Wild Western mythology and masculinity, violence and madness.


Sunday, November 12 2006

The Return (2006)

Joanna's restlessness is pathological and symptomatic. "Sometimes," she says, "I think that if I keep moving forward, nothing bad will happen to me."


Sunday, August 6 2006

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.


Monday, April 17 2006

Days of Heaven (1978)

Terrence Malick's 1978 film leaves you with the ache of paradise briefly felt and then remembered.


Thursday, April 13 2006

Dont Come Knocking (2006)

The reunion of Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, coming some 20 years after Paris, Texas, demonstrates both the change and sameness in their art.


Stealth (2005) (Reviews) [29.Jul.05]
This So-Called Disaster (2004) (Reviews) [17.Jan.05]
Black Hawk Down: Superbit (2001) (Reviews) [14.Jun.04]
This So-Called Disaster (2004) (Reviews) [13.May.04]
Black Hawk Down (2001) (Reviews) [13.Jun.02]
Hamlet (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Swordfish (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Swordfish (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Hamlet (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Black Hawk Down (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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