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Thursday, November 6 2014

The PopMatters Fall Film Preview - November 2014

November 2014 offers up standard award seasons fare, a couple of cool indies, and five horror films that, according to the calendar, are a bit past their celebration sell-by date.


Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

The Best Male Film Performances of 2011

In another strong year, crime and punishment take on heart and heroism for the right to be called 2011's best male film acting work.


Reviews

Wednesday, December 17 2014

'Foxcatcher' Is a True Story About a False World

For his third film based on true material, Bennett Miller tells a tale of how when wealth and Olympian athleticism mix together, those living in those worlds become increasingly insulated.


Saturday, November 22 2014

'Foxcatcher' Is Another Tale of Men Being Men

None of the men in this telling of John du Pont's murder of Dave Schultz are able to say what's going wrong -- they might not even know themselves.


Monday, February 27 2012

'Moneyball', Like Baseball, is About More than Just Baseball

How could a movie present such dense material and interest general audiences? With the help of a few key players, of course.


Friday, September 23 2011

'Moneyball' Shows What You Can Tell

Moneyball makes visible the love of baseball as a game and a business, and as a mathematical system, the one devised by Bill James and a few other hardy souls, toiling in basements and on their lunch breaks.


Monday, April 3 2006

Capote (2005)

As Miller and Kimmel finish one another's sentences and demonstrate a charming sort of sync, the artists here suggest how Capote came to be such a tight, complex, and elegant film.


Capote (2005) [24.Oct.05]

Blogs

Friday, September 23 2011

The Bad News Statisticians: 'Moneyball'

There’s an ugly and unromantic truth behind Bennett Miller’s baseball stats semi-comedy Moneyball that it acknowledges and then dances away from.


Friday, September 23 2011

'Moneyball': By the Numbers

You'll laugh quite a bit at Moneyball, snickering at the absurdity of the situations and the often more ridiculous responses. What you might not do is care.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Moneyball'

Expect Brad Pitt to get some award season attention for his playful portrayal of real life Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, a man trying to find a way to win a game with a stacked deck.


News

Thursday, December 4 2014

‘Foxcatcher’ director Bennett Miller examines real life

In three intense dramas, Bennett Miller has examined real life with pinpoint accuracy. In 2005 he made “Capote,” examining the moral costs of Truman Capote’s


Friday, November 14 2014

'Foxcatcher' Is a Gripping Story of Seduction, Rejection, and Murder

Foxcatcher is a brooding, particularly American horror story of seduction, rejection, betrayal and murder set in the under-the-radar world of Olympic wrestling. A despairing, intentionally


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