Wednesday, April 29 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.
Thursday, January 15 2009
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.
Wednesday, January 14 2009
There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!
Tuesday, July 1 2008
Even with such an obvious misstep as the murder storyline in the second season, this is still one of the most well-executed series on television.
Friday, May 9 2008
Inspired by the mostly beloved late '60s Japanese cartoon, Speed Racer is loud, large, and proudly crass.
Sunday, April 27 2008
In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.
Thursday, January 17 2008
In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.
Wednesday, April 18 2007
In the mundane, in the small and sometimes sad realities of small-town life, the heroic can be found.
Tuesday, October 10 2006
Once the football game started in last week's premiere episode of Friday Night Lights, the clichés came fast and hard, but still, compelling.