Wednesday, August 7 2013
From Away From Her to Stories We Tell, the child actress-turned-director is a mastermind at both presenting and analyzing the fine details of a life. To realize she's still so young is both exhilarating and unnerving.
Thursday, September 15 2011
Take This Waltz is set in Polley's native Toronto and it makes wide use of that city's funky west end for its locations and local musicians for its score (a real treat for this Torontonian).
Sunday, March 22 2009
The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
Sunday, June 22 2008
Avoiding the powdered-wig iconography of the founding fathers, this film broadens the view of these revolutionary leaders and their tumultuous times.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Like most big-time movie directors, Kasi Lemmons had a studio driver to take her to and from the set of her new film, Talk to Me. "He said he'd driven 130 directors," Lemmons recalled. "And I was the first woman director he'd driven."
Wednesday, May 9 2007
Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.
Sunday, August 6 2006
A vivid, genuine exploration of a hell-raiser entering his twilight years apologetically and with an open heart.
Thursday, April 13 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.
Tuesday, May 10 2005
You know something's wrong with your film when the most interesting thing in it is a 20-second scene featuring Robert Sean Leonard.