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The Best Films of 2016
15 Dec 2016 // 9:00 PM
PopMatters presents a list of the best films that surfaced in 2016 and impressed us with their cinematic visions of where we’ve been.
The Best Films of 2012
27 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
The Ice Storm: America Out in the Cold
27 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
Ang Lee captures the '70s on film the way Rick Moody captures the era in the book The Ice Storm. It's the midst of the sexual revolution, the Watergate scandal is erupting, and the country's social consciousness is changing.
America Through Nature's Gaze: 'The Ice Storm'
22 Aug 2013 // 8:10 PM
Featuring career best performances from almost everyone involved, The Ice Storm holds up as document that is at once identifiably “of a time”, but also impeccably timeless.
'Life of Pi', or, What's Next for Cinema
20 Nov 2012 // 10:30 PM
Richard Parker is something else, a technological trick and an enduring figment, an idea that can't exist and must exist.
Which Story Do You Prefer? 'Life of Pi'
22 Nov 2012 // 10:30 PM
Containing, hands down, the best CG ever in a modern Hollywood film, Lee brings the complicated, some said un-filmable story to life in dazzling, photorealistic terms.
Taking Woodstock (2009): Blu-ray
16 Dec 2009 // 5:15 AM
It is often called the ultimate expression of the Summer of Love, a gathering of nearly half a million like minded individuals, all with the
Sex and violence are not always gratuitous, directors say
11 Nov 2007 // 8:36 PM
What has more sex and violence than an episode of "The Jerry Springer Show"? The multiplex. You can pass through any neighborhood in America and
Ang Lee's 'Lust, Caution' has sense and sensuality
3 Oct 2007 // 8:23 PM
NEW YORK -- Ang Lee remembers what it was like when he decided to make "Sense and Sensibility," his first English-language film. The condescension. The