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, January 9 2008
Beginning and ending with the superlative filmmaking of Jia Zhang-ke, traversing the nooks and crannies of the globe, PopMatters presents the 20 best international and indie films of 2007.
Sunday, October 21 2007
While the film begins with the familiar tagline of “Inspired by true events” Black Book is best approached through the lens of the classic pulp thriller.
Tuesday, May 15 2007
Broadly drawn and ballsy, the movie features horrendous violence and stupefying melodrama: it's WWII without the usual sober romance, the Greatest Generation meets Starship Troopers.
Friday, February 9 2007
In East Berlin 1984, Gerd Wiesler believes in what he does. A Stasi captain and surveillance expert, he implacably pursues his directive, "to know everything."