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Features

Tuesday, March 23 2010

Sublimated Rage, Sex and the History of Cinema: An Interview with Chloe Director Atom Egoyan

Toronto-based Egoyan fuses Melodrama with the Psychological Thriller and meticulously constructs a classic star vehicle for one of the finest working American actresses, Julianne Moore.


Thursday, May 7 2009

Adoration: In the Eye of the Beholder

Atom Egoyan talks to PopMatters about his newest film, Adoration, an intelligent coming-of-age tale that won’t be making it to the local multiplex anytime soon, but makes for a refreshing, welcome addition to the impending sea of American-made summertime garbage.


Columns

Sunday, October 28 2012

The Last Witch Hunt: The Legacy of the West Memphis Three

Teenage outcasts often feel like the world is against them; in 1994, three adolescents in West Memphis, Arkansas, experienced proof that it actually was. Now, despite being freed after 18 years of wrongful imprisonment, the battle of the West Memphis Three is not concluded.


Thursday, April 12 2012

Yes, It's Genocide: Armenian Artists and the Obligations of History

For many artists of Armenian descent, engaging with the legacy of the 1915 genocide is more than dutiful; it's of crucial importance to how we understand and confront the modern world and its troubles.


Reviews

Thursday, July 29 2010

If Only 'Chloe' Could Be the Overheated Mess It Really Wants To Be

Chloe's art house pedigree foils it from becoming the trashy erotic thriller it so desperately wants to be.


Thursday, March 25 2010

Chloe

Chloe herself seems slightly out of place in the movie, a slight kink in a fairly rote domestic strife.


Tuesday, March 7 2006

Where the Truth Lies: Unrated Theatrical Version (2005)

As the score swells, the camera reveals a body, a girl seemingly drowned, pale, grotesque, and grim. This, the title hints, is Where the Truth Lies. Except it isn't.


Thursday, October 13 2005

Where the Truth Lies (2005)

In a mystery titled Where the Truth Lies, solving the case is not going to be easy.


Thursday, November 28 2002

Ararat (2002)

As usual in Egoyan's films, tangled familial relationships inspire chaos and meanness as much as understanding and benevolence.


Blogs

Friday, May 9 2014

'The Devil's Knot' is Uninvolving and Unnecessary

We may never know who killed those three boys in a rural Arkansas ravine. The Devil's Knot doesn't add to the discussion. Instead, it distracts from it.


Wednesday, April 4 2012

ReFramed #22: Atom Egoyan's 'Exotica' (1994)

In this installment, ReFramed remembers the breakout film from one of Canada's leading pre-millennial masters, a filmmaker who, sadly, seems to have slowly drifted from the critical consciousness.


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