Sunday, August 7 2011
Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...
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.
Sunday, May 4 2014
Claire Denis' jagged filmmaking is matched by the nihilistic darkness of her latest assault on the senses.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
The Wind Rises was the first film that I saw at the Festival and a lovely note on which to close, creating the sense of wonder and excitement you want from movies.
Thursday, March 21 2013
Spanning the period between 1988-2009, these four Claire Denis films represent some of the best of the world cinema genre.
Sunday, May 1 2011
Claire Denis is a seriously talented filmmaker, to be sure – her past work has been exceptionally interesting, and her ability to place the viewer at the centre of the action is astounding – but White Material is a deeply disappointing misfire.
Thursday, December 16 2010
In White Material, empty soccer fields become bleakly ominous vistas and vacant streets turn foreboding.