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PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.
2014: A Most Mediocre Year
30 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM
The odds of discovering gems like Boyhood felt thinner in 2014 than they have for quite some time.
In 'The Bridges of Madison County', Meryl Streep Proves She Is the Author of Her Films
31 May 2015 // 10:30 PM
It takes a superior actress to convey a character’s entire history in one scene, and in this film, at least, Meryl Streep does it masterfully.
To Live Is to Die: Clint Eastwood's Dangerous Oeuvre
11 Jul 2013 // 6:30 PM
These 20 films are a journey through the social and political conditions of America and a broader history of human violence that crowns no winners and knows no end.
Clint Eastwood's 'Sully' Belly-flops
8 Sep 2016 // 9:45 PM
Clint Eastwood's latest is riddled with structural flaws and baffling directorial choices.
The Pro-War Verus Anti-War Debate on 'American Sniper' Misses the Point
17 May 2015 // 10:10 PM
It’s impossible to observe sniper Chris Kyle’s (Bradley Cooper) gradual descent into madness and believe that Clint Eastwood promotes an explicitly pro-war message.
'For a Few Dollars More' Is a Rare Sequel That Is Superior to the Classic It Follows
12 Mar 2015 // 5:00 AM
The archetype of the spaghetti western finds its truest expression in this essential film from Sergio Leone.
In Memorial of American Sniper's First Awards Season Victim: Unbroken
17 Feb 2015 // 5:00 AM
Clint Eastwood's look at Chris Kyle's legacy as American's deadliest marksman claimed its first Awards Season victim: the other war story.
Is Clint Eastwood really a partisan provocateur?
8 Feb 2012 // 7:35 AM
LOS ANGELES — Of all the directors who could have become a lightning rod for the right this election season, Clint Eastwood wouldn’t be high
Clint Eastwood, Leonard DiCaprio talk about making ‘J. Edgar’
8 Nov 2011 // 12:10 AM
LOS ANGELES — For nearly five decades, J. Edgar Hoover was the face of law enforcement in the U.S., but to most Americans, the longtime