Wednesday, June 23 2010
More than any other studio system director, Alfred Hitchcock has influenced an amazing international collection of postmodern movie makers.
Monday, April 28 2008
If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?
Wednesday, January 23 2008
A lot of good movies are still missing from DVD. Here is a list of 25 that PopMatters feels have been unceremoniously left to simply fade away.
Tuesday, June 19 2007
When it comes to post-modern moviemaking, everyone stereotypes the Me Decade as the genre's defining moment. In this case -- as illustrated by the 10 films that represent it -- the categorization is more than accurate.
Monday, March 31 2014
What can it mean for Dario Argento, auteur extraordinaire, to forsake his unique melding of fearless style and fearless silliness and instead submit to Bram Stoker?
Thursday, June 14 2012
Deemed a "culturally significant" (if "sadistic" and "culturally irresponsible") film, how did 'Night of the Living Dead' redefine an entire genre and spawn more unofficial sequels (over 30) than 'James Bond' did official ones (22)?
Thursday, November 9 2006
This flaccid fright flick is all foreplay and no macabre money shot.
Sunday, June 22 2003
Romero's films often feature a family that is fragile, a prime target for destructive forces.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
In honor of Halloween, here are 13 fascinating fright mavens who've made scary movies that much more meaningful.
Friday, October 4 2013
John Carpenter once called (Argento) his greatest influence. After this, he is surely his biggest disappointment.
Friday, June 17 2011
For a peek at where (Dario Argento) came from, and where he might be going, Cat O'Nine Tails is terrific. As a standalone murder mystery, it's a bit muddled and meaningless.
Friday, June 3 2011
Two prime examples of the famed Italian crime thriller.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
Here, Argento, as a director, is building his signature style out of the ashes of his previous successes and his desire to try new and inventive techniques.