Articles tagged vincent cassel

10 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

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.

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8 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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Viggo Mortensen, director Cronenberg reunite for gangster movie

Viggo Mortensen was busted the other day for smoking at the Ritz-Carlton, one of the city’s fine hostelries. “It could be God, and he

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14 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises crosses up and recombines stories of parents and children, even violence and history.

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13 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

La Haine (1995)

There is a thin line between acceptance and prejudice; and an easy tilt to the balance, from love to hate.

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23 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Sheitan (2006)

Sheitan not only makes tried-and-true horror clichés look hip, arty and elegant, it succeeds in making them look memorably weird.

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11 Nov 2005 // 12:00 AM

Derailed (2005)

While RZA and Xzibit deliver their own delights as performers, their characters' aggression and victimization are of a piece, and left to the white guy to sort out.

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3 Aug 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

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11 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

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11 Aug 2003 // 12:00 AM

Irréversible (2002)

Moved by fury and frustration, Marcus and Pierre take what appears to be the film's most overtly potent decision.

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13 Mar 2003 // 12:00 AM

Irréversible (2002)

Gaspar Noé's Irréversible comes at you hard.

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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

Christophe Gans' Brotherhood of the Wolf is the sort of visual marvel that DVDs were made for.

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15 Aug 2002 // 12:00 AM

Read My Lips (Sur Mes Lèvres) (2001)

Carla and Paul form an odd couple, slouching towards romance while successfully defending (and defining) their common interests against powerful and dangerous people.

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31 Jan 2002 // 2:00 PM

Birthday Girl (2002)

. . . a mildly enjoyable film, offering some giggles and even a few shocking revelations.

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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002)

The Beast makes the systemic abuses of the time literal, as well as sensational and legendary.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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