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Thursday, September 23 2010

‘Princess Ka’iulani’: The Peacock Princess Battles America’s First Regime Change

Victoria Ka'iulani, a budding feminist during a propitious era for women, led a decidedly more complex life than this film essays.


Thursday, May 7 2009

Wendy and Lucy

A moving portrait of a woman and her canine companion as well as a powerful comment on contemporary American poverty.


Friday, April 17 2009

American Violet

Based on the infamous Panhandle Regional Narcotics Task Force case in Tulia, Texas, American Violet makes clear the corruption and racism that pervades the official structures of its fictional town.


Monday, February 9 2009

American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln tracks the converging paths of the president and his killer, then tracks and draws connections between their last journeys, in the forms of Lincoln's funeral train route and Booth's desperate efforts to escape.


Thursday, January 15 2009

Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Tough and Tender - The Top 20 Female Performances of 2008

Twenty talented ladies, 20 performances worthy of multiple little gold men. Unfortunately, as in all years, someone has to come out on top. But after looking over this impressive list, picking the preeminent turn of 2008 seems almost impossible.


Friday, December 12 2008

Wendy and Lucy

Surviving traumas, Wendy (Michelle Williams) serves as both detailed portrait and metaphorical expanse. Her pain is specific but also vague, her loss exact and all-encompassing.


Thursday, January 10 2008

Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.


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The Punisher (2004) (Reviews) [12.May.04]
The Punisher (2004) (Reviews) [15.Apr.04]
The Mothman Prophecies (2002) (Reviews) [24.Jan.02]
The Agency (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Trixie (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Remember the Titans (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Remember the Titans (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Jesus’ Son (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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