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.
Thursday, July 26 2007
Instead of a deeply involving present-tense drama, we get an essay on how such dramas used to look and work.
Thursday, April 12 2007
In Red Road, Jackie's story extends beyond her control, no matter what she sees, thinks she sees, or tries to see.
Monday, December 18 2006
The Good German's visual evocations of 1940s movies only underscore its many deconstructions, of nostalgia, heroism, and political coherence.
Monday, December 15 2003
Allan Quartermain is complex, to be sure, resenting imperialism even as he embodies it.
Thursday, July 10 2003
'You're probably too young to remember,' Allan Quartermain (Sean Connery) tells the messenger, 'but the Empire is always in some kind of peril.'"