Sunday, January 8 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
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.
Sunday, January 2 2011
PopMatters launches our six-day look at 2010's best film, TV and DVDs by spotlighting the 25 best indie and international films of the year, highlighted by a host of superb documentaries, a stellar film from China and one of the finest works of "hillbilly noir" ever.
Monday, March 10 2008
If people knew who he was, if they could point and whisper, “There’s Banksy” as he gingerly squeezed tomatoes at his local supermarket, would his art lose its power?
Sunday, March 20 2011
Like Aristophanes in Ancient Greece, Mark Twain in 19th century America, or Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, Banksy’s visual humor chastises power in its multiple manifestations by hauling it before the court of public opinion for a well-deserved flogging.
Monday, January 25 2010
As his work generates more hype and money, the enigmatic Banksy believes a movie can correct the course of the cultural conversation -- back toward art itself, rather than its commoditization.