Monday, December 29 2014
Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.
Sunday, December 28 2014
Cinemagoers in 2014 were given the opportunity to be captivated by tyrannical drum instructors, troubled Olympians, and ersatz superheroes.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.
Tuesday, January 4 2011
Heroes and villains, criminals and crazed creative types: the 20 best male performances of 2010 definitely run the dramatic/comedic character topography... with a few unusual turns tossed in for good measure.
Tuesday, January 8 2008
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.
Sunday, August 24 2008
The kids who grew up in the '90s had the haunted Kurt Cobain; my generation had the tormented Ian Curtis.
Sunday, November 9 2014
Both A Most Wanted Man and God's Pocket reminder us of how Hoffman always rose to the occasion of the role and drew our attention to the larger structures at play.
Tuesday, March 1 2011
Jack is hardly the protypical "Ugly American", but he is an "American", with all that that signifies to the skeptical Left.
Tuesday, August 31 2010
Women are necessary in The American, like the Italian landscapes and winding stone stairways.
Sunday, November 11 2007
What could have easily ended up as a humorless exercise in hipster excess turns out warm and snappy.
Tuesday, November 6 2007
Despite occasional strange and impossibly intimate reveries, the film lapses frequently into biopickish shorthand.
Tuesday, October 25 2011
Tune in today at 1pm PST / 4pm EST to catch a livestream concert from Coldplay as part of the American Express Unstaged series brought to you by YouTube and VEVO.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
The American feels too experimental, too outside the norm to draw in the casual or the just curious.
Sunday, June 1 2008
The most revolutionary thing about punk wasn't the music, though it's hard to imagine that '70s listeners were ready for the Ramones/Sex Pistols