Tuesday, July 19 2011
Best Actress Rewind is back! Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur challenges the Academy's choices in his favorite category, comparing the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!
Thursday, July 29 2010
Barbequing with Legends: Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek on Cinema, Cinephilia and Good-Looking Shoes
On the eve of the release of Get Low, PopMatters talks with film legends Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall about food criticism (sort of), film critics (without mentioning any, ahem, names), and of course, cute shoes (and a few other things).
Wednesday, July 28 2010
Mazur heads for coastal Maine, where the film was shot, for an in-depth look at the crown jewel in a career of amazing performances by Spacek. He also eats a lot of seafood, takes a hard look at ageism and discovers how location can inform an actor's work just as much as it can a writer's.
Tuesday, July 27 2010
In her second decade in the film business, Sissy Spacek could be found in mile-high brunette wigs singing at the Grand Ole Opry, working opposite some of the most celebrated men and women in film history, and of course, front and center at the Academy Awards.
Monday, July 26 2010
No actress better epitomized the '70s than Sissy Spacek. She stands as the Me Decade personified, a beautiful if brutal, fragile yet ferocious combination of survivor, savant, and starlight.
Sunday, July 25 2010
There’s something to being Texan that Sissy understands -- something about its vastness, how it’s part of both the South and the West, how it gives us that rapid speech with drawling vowels.
Wednesday, February 10 2010
The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.
Wednesday, March 25 2009
Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.
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.
Sunday, March 15 2009
Questions are never good for a thriller. They circumvent any sizzle or suspense you might build up.