Friday, August 8 2008
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
Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.
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.
Wednesday, December 19 2007
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, October 19 2007
Friday, September 21 2007
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
Joanna's restlessness is pathological and symptomatic. "Sometimes," she says, "I think that if I keep moving forward, nothing bad will happen to me."
Monday, August 7 2006
A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.
Tuesday, April 18 2006
Terrence Malick's 1978 film leaves you with the ache of paradise briefly felt and then remembered.
Friday, April 14 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.